Author Archives: Foothills Trails

Picnic Shelter Construction Aided by Grant from Puyallup Tribe!

“Veterans Park and those involved with its creation are preparing to celebrate another milestone with the dedication of a new picnic shelter. The park, located at 802 5th St NE, will host a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. July 31. Tom Shriver Sr., past commander and judge advocate for American LegionContinue Reading

Doug “Doc” Tait Memorial Campaign

http://www.gofundme.com/ve86xn8 Many friends of the Foothills Trail remember Doug Tait, or “Doc” as he was better known, as the “Father of the Foothills Trail.” More than anyone else in Pierce County, Doc, who was also Buckley’s beloved town doctor for nearly 35 years before he died in 2003, saw theContinue Reading

Happy trails to us!

Check out a recent News Tribune Article talking about the recent win for the Foothills Trail: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/05/30/3814777_trail-movement-gathering-steam.html?rh=1

Foothills Trail article in Rails-To-Trail Conservancy Spring/Summer 2015 Magazine

Check out this great article on the Foothills Trail! The following is a selection from the Spring/Summer 2015 magazine: Spring-Summer 2015 Rails to Trails Magazine, Foothills article Link to the full publication here: http://magazine.railstotrails.org/resources/magflipbooks/2015_spring/index.html

Puyallup to unveil new adopt-a-trail program in 2015

Recent article in the Puyallup Herald discussing the adopt-a-trail program coming… http://www.puyallupherald.com/2014/12/23/3556345/puyallup-to-unveil-new-adopt-a.html

Foothills Trail bridge destroyed during windstorm

Bad news for the connections from Buckley to South Prairie. http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/11/15/3489658/foothills-trail-bridge-destroyed.html

“Some welcome movement on South Sound trails”

Another great story that talks about the new sections throughout South Sound! http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/29/3939434/some-welcome-movement-on-south.html?sp=/99/122/

“South Sound trails need their next generation of heroes”

This is something I’ve noticed as the new Foothills Coalition webmaster. I think I might be the only one in the room under 40 at monthly meetings. But I sure she a lot more age ranges ON the trail! http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/11/08/3469272/south-sound-trails-need-their.html?sp=/99/1683/

A lot of news going around about the trail extension!!

“Those who dream of expanding trails in the South Sound have cause to celebrate – especially those who envision a regional rails-to-trails system…” Full article from the The News Tribune: Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/29/3456883/some-welcome-movement-on-south.html?sp=/99/447/#storylink=cpy http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/29/3456883/some-welcome-movement-on-south.html?sp=/99/447/ King 5 story: http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/10/28/pierce-county-wants-private-property-to-finish-path/18043079/

County prepares to complete Foothills Trail to Buckley

“The Pierce County Council has authorized starting the process of condemning the last four properties needed to complete the Foothills Trail in East Pierce County, more than a quarter-century after the walking and biking trail’s inception….” Great news for the Foothills Trail and Buckley! For the full story, follow theContinue Reading