The Mountain Goat Trail Alliance has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation of Chattanooga. The grant will be used to support the MGTA’s programs of railbed acquisition and trail construction in Grundy County.
“The Lyndhurst Foundation has been a supporter of the Mountain Goat Trail since the MGTA’s beginning. We are heartened to know that our efforts to connect communities along the Mountain Goat Trail have engendered such a strong vote of confidence as we plan our next steps,” said Nate Wilson, MGTA board president.
“The Lyndhurst trustees are very excited about the expansion of the Mountain Goat Trail,” said Bruz Clark, president of the foundation. “This project incorporates all of the elements we look for in a trail or greenway investment, including connectivity, conservation, physical activity, economic development, an enhanced sense of community, and creative placemaking. We are especially pleased that school children will be able to benefit from the next phase of trail development.”
The Lyndhurst Foundation identifies and invests in initiatives, institutions, people and programs that contribute to the long-term livability and resilience of the greater Chattanooga region. For more information visit http://www.lyndhurstfoundation.org.