Trail Plans Launched in Owen County

19 Dec

I was very excited to see that our neighbor to the west, Owen County, has launched plans for a trail network that organizers are calling MYpath. The long-term plan is to connect the Owen County Family YMCA and the schools west of Spencer to the downtown area, and will also include a riverfront trail along the White River. The plans are to eventually connect to McCormick’s Creek State Park. Which makes me think — maybe we can eventually connect the MYpath network to the Monroe County Active Transportation Network?

The project is a cooperative effort between the Owen County Community Foundation, the Owen County Family YMCA, and the Owen County Soil and Water Conservation District (and Executive Director Kelsey Thetonia). The group also received a $60,000 grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation.

More information on the project can be found in this article from the Spencer Evening World.

The full link can be found here:

http://www.spencereveningworld.com/news/2014-12-12/Front_Page/Local_Groups_Announce_MYpath_Trail_System_Launch_S.html

Thank you to the Spencer Evening World for giving permission to post the full article.

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