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Friends of the Prairie Line Trail Organizational Meeting

YOU ARE MOST CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH, AT 4:00 PM TO PARTICIPATE IN ORGANIZING A CORE GROUP OF DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS TO SUPPORT THE PRAIRIE LINE TRAIL THROUGH DOWNTOWN TACOMA.

Now that contractor, Korsmo Construction, has begun work on the UWT Station section of the Prairie Line Trail, our enthusiasm and commitment continues to build. Our goal is to be organized as a support group no later than July of this year in order to participate in the planning for the Celebration of the opening of the UWT Station section of the Trail.

Please consider joining our dedicated group of community leaders, stakeholders, educators, and historians and help us make the Prairie Line Trail the powerful attraction to downtown Tacoma that it is positioned to be.

In February, we spent some time brainstorming the numerous things that could be represented and/or occur on or along the trail. Those included, but are certainly not limited to:

  • An active bicycle and pedestrian path
  • An venue for producing and displaying art (Active and passive)
  • A place for a variety of events such as the Rainier to Ruston run or the Tacoma Marathon
  • A way to tell the story of Tacoma, its’ culture, its’ heritage, and its’ physical attributes
  • A place for people to gather, share stories, interact, communicate, exercise, relax, grow, share, and learn
  • A place to begin your journey to other Tacoma amenities, and activities such as our museums, theatre district, waterfront, farmers’ market, transportation hub, area events, concerts and much more.

Last month, we broke off into focus groups to address specific aspects and amenities of the Trail. The Groups included:

  • Urban Design/Connections/Active Transportation
  • Cultural and Railroad Heritage
  • Arts and Events

There may be other groups formed in the future to address other items such as group administration, volunteer coordination, etc.

Aprils’ meeting will again be held in UWT’s “Research Commons” which is located on the third floor of the Tioga Library Building. (It’s right across from the Swiss for those of you who might have dropped in there from time to time.) We are specifically looking for one or two motivated individuals to accept the challenge of leadership.

Contact Milt Tremblay, Director of Physical Planning and Sustainability at UW Tacoma with questions or comments:

Work: (253) 692-4754 / Cell: (253) 350-6990 / E-mail: milt@uw.edu

Note: If you can’t make this meeting, please e-mail me about your continued interest so that we can continue to send information your way. Also, mark your calendar for our May 29th meeting. This meeting will be at 5:00 pm in the Research Commons and since this is the 5th Thursday of the month, it shouldn’t conflict with other regularly scheduled meetings.

Location

University of Washington Tacoma
Tioga Building 3rd Floor Research Commons (across from The Swiss)
1907 Jefferson Street
Tacoma

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