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Peaches McCahill Named Chair and President of the Iron Belle Trail Fund Campaign Board
Peaches McCahill, a pioneer and industry leader in the health and wellness industry was named chair and president of the Iron Belle Trail Fund Campaign Board of Directors at their fall meeting at the Michigan Fitness Foundation.
"The Iron Belle Trail will connect the entire state of Michigan," said McCahill. "People who use the trail and the diverse communities along the route will experience economic, health and transportation benefits for generations to come."
McCahill is the board chair of the Michigan Fitness Foundation, is serving her third term on the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, co-chairs the capital campaign for Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids, and is president of The McCahill group, a Grand Rapids health, fitness, and beauty consulting firm. She has been repeatedly recognized as one the 50 Most Influential Woman in West Michigan.
Since the vision for the Iron Belle Trail was announced in 2012, $68 million (more than $40 million in federal grants, $25 million in state grants and over $3 million in local funds) has gone toward a variety of projects to build connections along the trail. Considered Michigan's showcase trail, the Iron Belle Trail crosses through 48 different Michigan counties, and builds on Michigan's 12,500 miles of outdoor recreation trails, including more rail-trail miles than any other state. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources trails staff estimate the trail is 68 percent completed, with a total of 238 trail miles targeted for completion within the next few years.
For more information on the Iron Belle Trail, including ways to partner, visit: https://www.michigan.gov/
Mary McGuire Slevin