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2021 Bend Sustainability Fund Grants
Big Sky Bike Park
In collaboration with COTA, OAS, BEA, MBSEF, and Bend BMX.
Statement of Success: An inclusive bike experience at Big Sky Park that will meet the needs of visitors and residents, attracting bikers of all ages, abilities, and interests, and provide an opportunity to host cycling events at local, regional, and national levels.
Grant Awarded: $350,00 total – 2 year grant
Cascade View Trail Construction
Statement of Success: A new trail with beautiful mountain views in a less crowded part of Central Oregon that primarily appeals to mountain bikers but is also open to people on foot and draws locals and visitors to get fit, happy, connect with nature, and experience the beauty of Central Oregon.
Grant Awarded: $48,250 – 1 year grant
Lodgepole Loops Access Enhancement
Statement of Success: To restore safe access to the Lodgepole Loops trail, our only true beginner loop trail by eliminating the hazards that currently disallow grooming, thus allowing for skiers of all abilities to enjoy the nordic trail system.
Grant Awarded: $2,975 – 1 year grant
Statement of Success: A new nature-based play area enabling the Museum to better serve our growing visitors and community by enhancing how our educational programming and visitor experiences deepen young learners’ connection to our place-based mission.
Grant Awarded: $100,000 – 1 year grant
Oregon Badlands Wilderness Trail & Trailhead Improvements
Statement of Success: An improved visitor experience in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness including enhanced trailheads and signage and an improved and expanded trail network will better distribute visitors throughout the area and result in easier navigation and a better experience.
Grant Awarded: $17,000 – 1 year grant
Rimrock Trail Restoration Project
Statement of Success: Enhanced recreational access and protection of important sections of habitat along the Deschutes River focused on the Rimrock access of the Deschutes River Trail.
Physical infrastructure added to proposal.
Grant Awarded: $30,000 – 2 year grant
Summer Hiking Trails at Mt. Bachelor
Statement of Success: The expansion of Mt. Bachelor’s summer trail network that offers a 11-mile complete hiking loop from West Village to the summit and back again providing a High Cascades hiking experience and interpretive information for visitors of all skill levels and abilities.
Grant Awarded: $245,000 – 2 year grant
Tumalo Falls Trail Restoration Project
Statement of Success: Creating clear access points for recreating at Tumalo Fall and along the creek for a diverse user groups, and the protection of sections for habitat, water quality and vegetation for wildlife.
*Physical infrastructure added to proposal.
Grant Awarded: $44,000 – 2 year grant