The Lopez Community Trails Network is conducting a survey of Lopez Island residents and property owners of all ages to determine where and how to build trails for walking, biking and riding. The survey is available at LopezTrails.org and on paper at the library or by calling 468-2474.
LCTN provides residents and guests with wonderful, beautiful, safe pathways throughout our fabulous island so we can share its beauty.
We are working to connect Lopez locations such as the Ferry and the Village, the School to areas where students live, parks with other parks and the Village, and walkways within the Village. Just imagine walking out your door to a nearby trail, and then walking or riding anywhere on the island safely, away from traffic, on a scenic pathway.
LCTN’s mission is “to facilitate and participate actively in the creation, use, and maintenance of a network of safe, non-motorized trails on Lopez Island to benefit community members of all ages for active transportation, recreation, health, well-being and quality of life.” The survey will aid greatly in implementing that vision. LCTN will use responses from the survey and work with residents, land owners, the county, the School District and agencies such as Parks, the Land Trust, and the Preservation Trust to develop a plan for trails throughout Lopez Island.
Meanwhile, LCTN is actively promoting trail building and use. June 2 is National Trails Day and LCTN is once again planning a major event.
Activities will include one trail building project involving anyone who wants to help, as well as at least two hikes on established trails on Lopez. There will be a barbecue/potluck. Come help build the trails of the future, meet the members and share your views. LCTN will also have a table at the Farmer’s Market at least once a month this year. Please stop by.