Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
Sharing a shoreline, connecting communities
The Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail are committed to creating a sinuous and natural waterfront trail that stretches from Sandpoint's City Beach to Black Rock and Ponder Point along the Northwest shore of Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho. Our communities are changing and growing, and as they do, our lakefront and access to public lands are becoming more precious.
COMING RIGHT UP: OUR 2014 BAY TRAIL FUN RUN
Our second annual Bay Trail Fun Run is coming Sunday, June 8. After our very first fun run last year exceeded our wildest hopes and brought more than 300 people who ran or walked the 5k and 10k distances... this year, of course, we're going for even bigger and better! We'll have professional timing, an official course measurement, plus lots of fun add-ons like an apres-run party and an amazing restored classic bicycle up for bid. Registration begins March 31. Click below to register at Active.com, or, go get more details on our News page»
FUNDRAISING GOAL REACHED!
In Fall 2013, the Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail was thrilled to announce that we reached our fundraising goal for initial trail acquisition! Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, we raised $400,000 - the needed amount to purchase a key section of waterfront land along the trail corridor. In fact, we reached that goal a full year ahead of schedule! The Friends would like to thank all of our supporters and donors who helped ensure that this wonderful community asset was secured for all our residents - and future generations, too. Visitors and residents now can enjoy this stunning mile and a half long waterfront trail. Our work most certainly continues! Stay apprised of our efforts on our Event page»
DONATE TODAY, HELP SECURE THE TRAIL
People have enjoyed the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail for years, even though most of it is on private property. Although we reached our initial goal for acquisition of land, much remains to accomplish! Along with trail maintenance and upgrades, there are easement and acquisition needs at the northern terminus of the trail to connect it fully to Ponderay - and maybe some day, Kootenai. Help us make our towns' shared vision of truly "connecting communities" achieve reality, and donate today»
T-SHIRTS FOR SALE
We have Pend d'Oreille Bay T-shirts for sale! We are selling 100 percent cotton T-shirts that sport our logo, with the slogan "Close In, Far Out." Like it? Then buy one, for only $20 at Pine Street Bakery, Greasy Fingers or Outdoor Experience. Or give us a call at 946-7586, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
TRAIL MAP & PLAN COMPLETED
The Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail in partnership with community stakeholders, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program have completed a master Concept Plan.
The time is NOW to protect this incredible stretch of shoreline for our friends, families and future generations.