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City of Auburn Receiving MATCH Grant for Trail Project

May 11, 2021 8:19pm

The City of Auburn is one of 13 organizations that will receive Matching Assets to Community Health grants from the Wellmark Foundation, contingent upon securing the required dollar-for-dollar match.

To ensure community support for these projects, organizations have until August 25th to secure their matching funds.

The City of Auburn is getting 100-thousand dollars for the second phase of the Grant Park Trail project. The 1.5 mile long trail connects the City of Auburn to Grant Park in Sac County. Grant Park Trail is being designed to entertain, inform, and make people move. The second of the multi-phase project will provide the connection to Grant Park by adding needed bridges over existing rugged terrain, woodland, and creeks that drain into the North Raccoon River.

The goal is to create a trail that allows people to enjoy the woodlands without doing any irreparable damage to the surrounding timber and streams.

Each of the MATCH grant recipients are planning projects that can help individuals, families, and communities achieve better health through built environment initiatives that encourage physical activity and providing access to healthy foods.