We encourage our members to get involved. Membership dues are applied to primary operating expenses of the association and the board has developed a few fund raising strategies that will be implemented as needed. If you support the mission of this group, we could use your help in supporting ongoing projects as well. There will be opportunities for members to volunteer to groom trails and clear debris, but we also need increased funds. Select the project that speaks to your heart. Keep in mind that all donations are tax deductible.
Summer Trail Grooming | Trail Head Sign | Trail Blazing | Memorial Comfort Marker
TCPA ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY | M - 123
In 2017 the TCPA board decided to get involved with Michigan's Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program. Two miles opened up along the Tahquamenon Scenic Byway and opened up a win-win-win opportunity for TCPA.
How can you be involved? Watch for postings of times on our Facebook page or follow the meeting minutes of the board. Watch a saftey video, don a saftey jacket (provided at the meeting site, then join the group on their next ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY adventure.
Winter Trail Grooming Fuel
When the snow flies it is time to get out the trail grooming equipment. During the 2014-2015 winter season, TCPA spent $85.00 on fuel costs. During the first season, TCPA enlisted the help of the Paradise Area Tourism Council to aid with those costs. But we need to build this fund through donations by members that have a passion specifically for snow shoeing and cross-country skiing on Paradise Pathways. If you plan on taking advantage of this opportunity we ask you to buy in. We have a group of volunteers to drive the snow mobile and pull the groomer, we just need fuel! Select Fuel on our donation sheet and your funds will go into the fuel account. We have budgeted $200.00 for the 2016 - 2017 season. If you prefer, we've made it easy for you to donate online with paypal. All donations are tax deductible.
Special Note Donations made online are made through a local graphic designer, DogHouse Designs. Your credit card will register DogHouse Designs and you will hear from them as well as the TCPA Treasurer upon receipt of your donation. Should this method of raising funds prove helpful, TCPA will establish a seperate account.
Summer Trail Grooming Maintenance
TCPA members want to encourage trail use year round. Members will be hiking the trail, removing dead limbs, cutting out safety concerns, repairing trail foundation, and removing non-native, invasive species. During the first season, TCPA enlists your help in this endeavor as well. While you are hiking be mindful of the trail condition. Let us know if you have any concerns regarding the trail. There is some equipment we need to do this task and we have budgeted $200.00 to build this fund for equipment and supplies. If you plan on taking advantage of this opportunity we ask you to buy in. Select Summer Trail Maintenance on our donation sheet and your funds will go into the Summer Trail Maintenance account. If you prefer, we've made it easy for you to donate online with paypal.
Trail Head Sign
Communication and education is important. Setting up a sign at the trail head identifying the efforts of TCPA can be a powerful tool in communicating trail etiquette and adequately marking information for trail users. Select Trail Head sign on our donation sheet and your funds will go into the Trail Head Sign account. If you prefer, we've made it easy for you to donate online with paypal.
The best way to reduce trail incursion is to clearly identify the trail as dedicated to non-motorized use. If the cross-country skier can't tell where the trail flows next, how can we expect the snowmobiler to realize they are in the wrong place. The cost for the much needed signage is $200.00. Select Trail Blazing on our donation sheet and your funds will go into the Trail Blazing account. If you prefer, we've made it easy for you to donate online with paypal.
Choose to either memorialize a loved one or have a special marker with a dedication of your choice. Cost is $25.00 per year. Contact Bill at 906-492-3926 to make arrangements for your personalized marker or select Trail Blazing on our donation sheet. Please provide the details as to the information you would like on the marker.