Black Hills Trails is working hard to connect communities in the Northern Black Hills. A major step in this vision is right around the corner and we need your help to make it happen.
In addition to the many miles of trail we help maintain, Black Hills Trails and our volunteers have built about two miles of new trail each year, for the past three years. The progress has been slow and steady, but thanks to our resolve and the continual willingness of dedicated volunteers to show up and move dirt, the opportunity to do much more is at hand.
Black Hills Trails has recently entered into an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to build the 7th Cavalry Trail System on the Fort Meade Recreation Area east of Sturgis. Progress on this is already underway, but there are more than twenty miles of new trail to build in the near future.
The City of Sturgis has recently approved the development of new trails into the City Dams, or Davenport Dams, that will be integral to a much larger Deadman Mountain Trail Project that Black Hills Trails is working in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to achieve.
A conservative estimate puts the costs associated with finishing these projects over the next several years at more than $75,000. These costs include an expansion of the supplies and equipment available to our volunteers, contract construction services for the work we will be unable to complete ourselves, and the materials necessary to add proper signage to this world class trail system when it is complete.
Black Hills Trails strongly believes these enhanced recreational opportunities will improve the health and happiness of area residents, and provide numerous future opportunities to benefit the local economy and our Black Hills way of life. By supporting these projects you are supporting the Black Hills Trails vision of connecting our communities.
One local donor believes strongly in this vision, and is willing to match, dollar for dollar, each and every donation made to Black Hills Trails up to 50% of our fundraising goal, or $37,500.
Donations may be mailed to:
Black Hills Trails
P.O. Box 661
Sturgis, SD 57785
Alternate means of making donations are available on our website, at blackhillstrails.org, or contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Black Hills Trails maintains 501(c)(3) charity status with the IRS, your donation will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.