GSRTA Joins Regional Event


The Great Shasta Rail Trail Association (GSRTA) is participating in North State Giving Tuesday, a local initiative to increase philanthropy in the Shasta and Siskiyou County region.

You can participate and support the GSRTA by logging into between 6 am and 6 pm on Tuesday, November 29th.   Your donation can be made to any of the 501(c)3 non-profits, and is therefore eligible to be tax-deductible.

Now a worldwide event, Giving Tuesday’s vision is to inspire community giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Ninety-six local nonprofits are participating in this fundraising event.

Thanks to financial and volunteer contributions, the trail recently opened new sections. The repair of Mud Creek bridge added the two miles between Pilgrim Creek Road and Esperanza Road.  Our volunteers logged 1,275 miles and 252.5 hours clearing culverts, picking up trash and brushing the trail this year.  The California Conservation Corps helped us by brushing most of the Hambone Line. Our all-volunteer Board keeps it all running and prepares grant applications.

Your contribution assures additional trail is opened, signs are installed, bridges are repaired and parking lots are built.  The GSRTA Board is ambitious – their vision is the Great Shasta Rail Trail being inducted into the Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame within a decade.  You can help make that happen.

If you make an annual contribution to GSRTA, you may wish to use this on-line opportunity to make your 2016 donation because your contribution will be enhanced by an incentive award – making your dollars go further.  Your contribution outside this window is not eligible for a pro-rated incentive award.

Incentive funds totaling nearly $80,000, are available for participating nonprofits, generously provided by the Knodel Family Endowment Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation.  Incentive pool funds will be used for both prize challenges and a pro-rated incentive boost.

Your contributions enable the trail’s continued development as a recreational facility, an economic stimulus to increase tourism in our communities, and the preservation of a piece of railroad history and Mother Nature’s beautiful landscape.
You are encouraged to add the event to your calendar and join  the fun on November 29th from 6 am to 6 pm at

Your contribution is gratefully appreciated.  Thank you!

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April is the president of the Great Shasta Rail Trail Association and McCloud Local First. When she is not volunteering her time and expertise to the McCloud community, she is probably at home cooking superb gourmet meals.

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