Gather on Wednesday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 1205 Lake St., Merrill, for the annual Friends meeting for the River Bend Trail. The meeting is open to the public and you do not have to be a current friend of the trail to attend. Refreshments will be served. Michael Repyack, the Northwest District Trails Coordinator for the Bureau of Park and Recreation, DNR will be speaking on “The Community-wide Benefits of an Urban Trail.” Hear about the latest trail updates and future plans for the trail. Board members will be on hand to answer any questions.
The Friends of the River Bend Trail serves as an organization that supports the River District Development Foundation of Merrill by encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the natural beauty and precious spaces of Merrill’s river corridors. Thus far, the Friends Group has shown support financially through annual membership dues and the sale of hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts. They have purchased the three big display boards on the trail and the donor board at the trail head. Additionally, funds have been used to purchase printed materials about the trail and to pay annual Merrill Chamber membership dues. Along with the Marketing Committee, they help organize events on the trail and work to provide amenities and volunteer workers to further enhance the trail.
If you have any questions about the meeting or the Friends group contact Sharon Anderson at 715-536-9166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.