2020 Trail Highlights

For every dollar donated the River’s Edge trail Foundation procures $10 of grant funds

A major repair project was completed near Black Eagle Dam in September. Caused by severe slope instability, the popular trail segment was in jeopardy of being closed down. The RETF stepped up and contributed/leveraged grants in the amount of $40,000 towards the $312,000 construction costs. Repairs included 110 feet of sheet pile wall with helical tieback, and a drainage system to carry the water that was causing the erosion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We celebrated National Trails Day with the grand opening of the new River’s Edge Skillz Trail. Mountain bikers can learn and hone riding skills on this gently flowing downhill ½-mile course. RETF contributed trail crew labor costs. Funding partners: Scheels, City of Great Falls Parks & Rec and Great Falls Bicycle Club.

 

 

 

 

wildlife viewing station

 

A unique ADA wildlife viewing station was installed in West Bank Park along the trail. RETF cont