Welcome to the new Leafline Trails Coalition!

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Leafline Trails Coalition  -  February 6, 2020

Welcome to the Leafline Trails Coalition!

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We've got a new name and look

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback on logos. We’re excited to unveil the final logo and start using it and our new name. Since regional trails are now the Leafline Trails Network, that makes us the Leafline Trails Coalition!

It’s time to start implementing our new style out on the trails. Next week's meeting will largely feature a presentation and workshop by Alta Planning + Design about how to make our trails more accessible and welcoming through wayfinding. After the presentation we'll discuss barriers and strategies to getting improved wayfinding with our new look and feel out onto our trails. Since the majority of the meeting will be focused on this subject, you can find general Coalition business updates below.

Join us at the next Leafline Trails Coalition meeting at Mercer Island Community Center, February 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Add it to your calendar!

Ongoing Coalition Business

December 7 event

Founding members of the Coalition

Jean White, King County Parks; Claire Martini, Cascade Bicycle Club; and Joe Impecoven, REI are the Charter Committee members now serving as the Nominations Committee to recruit the first members of the Leadership Group. They have been reviewing the nominations received, interviewing Coalition partners for feedback/contacts and started reaching out to potential members to assess their willingness to serve and for what length of term. They will give an update at the Feb. 13 meeting on who is willing to serve so far. Our goal is to introduce a slate of willing, enthusiastic Leadership Group members to be confirmed by the full Coalition via an on-line poll by the end of February or early March. Stay tuned!

Join the Founding Coalition Members!

At the Dec. 7 community event, participants were invited to pledge to join the Coalition. Nine people pledged to ask their organizations to join the Coalition and 14 joined as founding members. You too can join by filling out the online pledge form. For more information on what it means to be a member read our charter documents.

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Fundraising for Backbone Staffing

King County Parks is asking other Coalition partners to consider being early investors in the Leafline Trails Coalition to help launch our efforts in 2020. The goal is to raise $150K for the first year of backbone staffing. The funding will be used to partner with Cascade Bicycle Club to provide coordination and communication for the Coalition. Thanks to King County Parks, Snohomish County Parks and Tourism, and Metro Parks Tacoma, we have pledges for $125K! We are so close. Please consider helping us to meet our goal.

Those interested in supporting the coalition can contact Jean White at Jean.White@kingcounty.gov or call 206-477-4846.

See you next week!