The partnership will fund Greenprints Alliance hiring an executive director and beginning to market for additional funding sources, officials said.
Greenprints Alliance Board of Directors Chair David Potts said he hopes the partnership will inspire other donors.
Potts said private donors like Premier Energy “can make the pivotal difference in making these trails happen.”
The Greenprints Alliance works to raise money and awareness to assist the city of Woodstock in completing the Greenprints Trail network— which was laid out in a 2006 master plan to build more than 60 miles of multi-use trails in and around Woodstock.
Randy Davis, president and CEO of Premier Energy, said the Greenprints Trail network will help to promote healthy lifestyles through access to parks and trails.
“The Greenprints Master Plan of trails is a great example of what can happen when public and private sectors work together,” he said. “We are thrilled to see this visionary project come to life. The completed trail segments are transforming Woodstock and connecting people with nature. Our foundation partnership will help build the structural organization needed to guide the completion of the master plan.”
So far, the Greenprints Trail network has completed the 1.5-mile Town to Creek (Noonday Creek) Trail, the Little River Pedestrian Bridge at Old Rope Mill Park, the half-mile Trestle Rock trail segment, an eighth-mile mountain and hiking trail at the Elm Street Cultural Arts Center and the 10-mile Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails.
Additional trails and segments are funded and/or under constructions.