Trailnet receives $40k grant for Jefferson County walk-bike strategy
Trailnet will begin developing a walking and biking strategy for Crystal City, Festus, and Herculaneum in Jefferson County. These efforts will help the communities prioritize infrastructure upgrades, programs and policies to improve access for people walking and biking.
Trailnet will provide support, training, and community engagement resources for the three communities. The goal of the work is to identify future projects for the three communities and provide ongoing technical assistance to advance improvements and identify future funding.
This work is possible thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Jefferson Foundation.
The Jefferson Foundation provides support for charitable and educational activities that promote individual and community health and well-being in Jefferson County. The foundation was formed in 2013 when Mercy Health System acquired Jefferson Regional Medical Center (now Mercy Hospital Jefferson) in Crystal City. Since 2014, the foundation has awarded 1,141 grants for a total of about $52.1 million.