It appears that Easter Sunday kicked off the spring-like weather with forecasts predicting that temperatures will be staying in the 70s and 80s. In addition to stashing those cashmere coats and wool sweaters in cedar closets, folks are getting back to outdoor jaunts in their favorite haunts.
One of the most popular for walkers, joggers, cyclists and pooches and their escorts is the 3.5-mile, pristine Katy Trail. But that beauty doesn’t necessarily come naturally. It requires maintenance to provide the lighting, drinking fountains, security and landscaping care.
To keep the environment ideal for old and young, the Friends of the Katy Trail has launched its Spring Support Campaign with Board Member Peggy Zilbermann and her husband Mark Zilbermann serving as honorary co-chairs.
According to Peggy, “The Katy Trail is a beautiful and welcoming greenspace for all. It is a city-wide gathering place that provides wellness, a sense of belonging to our community and alternative transportation.”
With a goal of $100,000, all types of donations are more than welcome. However, there are certain perks for more generous donors.
As Katy Trail Major Gifts and Membership Senior Director Ann Whitley Wood said, “All donors at $1,000 and above will be recognized on a sign on the Katy Trail and on our website. Corporate donors of $5,000+ will have logo inclusion.
“This campaign is our once-a-year outreach to the entire Dallas community. The monies raised are important for Trail operations in the first half of 2023, since the Katy 5K is held in September.”
* Graphic/photo provided by Friends Of The Katy Trail