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Deschutes Trails Coalition announces 2023 small projects grant awards

Deschutes Trails Coalition

BEND, Ore. – The Deschutes Trails Coalition has announced awards totaling $32,711 for their annual Small Projects Grant program. This program funds trail-related projects within the Deschutes National Forest. 

Now in its seventh year, the program has cumulatively funded nearly $240,000 since its start in 2018. Project work will occur between June 2023 and September 30, 2024.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

Friends of Central Cascades Wilderness (FCCW): CNC Router software

Computer program license that allows sign making capacity to nearly double using the CNC Router

Meissner & COTA: Sno-Park Accessibility

Maintain ramps of snow between plowed parking lot and elevated snow surface to access trails at Virginia Meissner, Swampy, and Wanoga Sno-Parks.

Cog-Wild: Ride and Dig Program

Create a curriculum around trail sustainability and stewardship and implement a trail workday (in partnership with COTA) during a 3-day program with Realms HS students.

Dirty Freehub: Trail Maintenance Tools

Purchase trail maintenance tools to expand capacity to host workdays maintaining gravel routes.

COTA: Phil's Skills Park

Expanded and improved features at Phil’s Trailhead skills park.

Deschutes Land Trust: Inclusivity

Update interpretive and wayfinding materials on Land Trust Preserves to be more inclusive of all  visiting populations.

For more information about the DTC Small Projects Grant, please visit or email DTC’s Executive Director, Jana Johnson, at .

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