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Michigan Trails Welcomes Andrea LaFontaine as Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Ambassador
The Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 stretches from South Haven to Port Huron and is a compilation of existing multi-use trails that will coalesce communities, bring added economic vitality and forge a new multi-jurisdictional trail element into the state's trail network.
Bob Wilson, Executive Director of the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance welcomes the talent and passion for trail building that Andrea LaFontaine brings to their team. "We have made early progress with our first two gatherings of trail managers along the route to assess their needs and build a strong coalition, and what is evident to all of us is the need for a point person to help work with communities along the route," explained Wilson. "Andrea with her valuable experience in trail work and community outreach will fill that vital role."
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation recognizes the impact that trails can have on a community and has recently provided funding for this role as well as continuing to support trail-building projects throughout southeast Michigan.
LaFontaine looks forward to her new role and welcomes the opportunity to connect early with trail managers, community leaders and business and civic groups throughout the region. "Trails connect and define communities,"
LaFontaine will be formally introduced at the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 Summit 3 in Pontiac on October 18th. She will officially assume her duties on October 1st.
The Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is the statewide voice for non-motorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote trails for a healthier and more prosperous Michigan. For more information, visit us at www.michigantrails.org or find us on Facebook.
Bob Wilson, Executive Director
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