Society for the
Protecting natural resources and preserving the
environment in Wayne County, Indiana since 1966.
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Watch Bill Engle's WCTV's In-Focus interview with Joe Hellrung and Ed Pollock about SPUR's history and current activities
Richmond gets $200k grant to pave new trail by Rachel E. Sheeley May 8, 2016
A new hiking and biking trail will be developed on Richmond's north side with the assistance of a $200,000 grant recently received by the city.
The grant for the Wayne County National Road Heritage Trail comes from the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trail Program through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The money will be used to pave a 10-foot-wide trail from North 12th Street to North 24th along the East Fork of the Whitewater River. There also will be a trail head.
The grant is the result of a partnership between the city and Richmond’s Society for the Preservation and Use of Resources (SPUR).
The grant requires a 20 percent local match, which will come from a $50,000 donation of land and materials from SPUR. The city also has pledged to make $14,250 worth of improvements as part of the project.
Gorge development marches toward completion by Bill Engle January 26, 2015
Commission approves funds for gorge projects by Rachel E. Sheeley January 28, 2015
Ed Nicholson was awarded the 2016 Bill Frazier Memorial Award for Environmental Leadership for his long history of environmental activism in Wayne County as a founding member of SPUR.