Installation of City Ordinance Signage
Since the Trail opened last spring, we have been contacted by a number of Trail users voicing concern of the risk posed to runers, bikers, children at play, and walkers from unleashed pets. For years, the Oncor easement was a strip of land used by dog owners to exercise their pets with minimal risk to others in the neighborhood. With the opening of the Trail, the land now is under the control of the City Park & Recreation Department. As with any public park, pet owners are now required to comply with the City's leash ordinances when walking their pets along the Trail. Last week, in response to recommendations by The Friends of Northaven Trail, the City Park & Recreation Department began installing signage to serve as a notice and reminder to Trail users that all pets are required to be leashed. You will notice the bilingual signage installed between all street crossings. Please adhere to the City's safety ordinances so all Trail users can enjoy the benefits this Trail offers our community.
Tax Deductible Gifts
As the end of the year is upon us, some of us are possibly considering making a tax deductible gift before the 2012 tax year ends. The Friends of Northaven Trail is a 501c3 organization that is now actively raising funds to support future Trail expansion, installation and maintenance of landscape in designated locations, and installation of amenities as needed on the existing portions of the Trail.
We have an active paver program to facilitate donations ranging from $100 to $2,500, and a naming program to facilitate larger donations at the Trail's half-mile and mile markers. Donors to the paver program will receive recognition at one of four flagstone sections along the Trail. The initial engravings are located near the JCC and between Edgemere and Ricks.
Examples of projects to be funded through our donor programs include the installation in 2013 of a water fountain at the Royalshire respite, landscaping at the Royalshire respite, and tree plantings from St. Michaels to the Freda Stern Drive parking respite (now under construction).