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Our Partners

Thank you to the following public and private partners who are making the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail possible:

Friends of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
In 1980, Kalamazoo leaders gathered to develop a plan for enriching our quality of life in the next millennium. From this planning effort The Kalamazoo Forum was created to tackle large-scale community issues, such as restoring the viability of the Kalamazoo River. Citizens, with assistance from the Forum, envisioned a non-motorized trail that would connect these communities and bring residents closer to the river. The Friends of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trailway was created to focus resources on completing a master plan for the trail. Today, the Friends are partners with the Parks Foundation and, together, the two groups are realizing a vision that has inspired citizens for decades.

Kalamazoo County
The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is operated as a Kalamazoo County Park.

Kalamazoo County Road Commission
The Kalamazoo County Road Commission manages engineering and construction for phases of the trail.

Michigan Department of Transportation
The Michigan Department of Transportation provides matching enhancement grants toward construction of the trail.

City of Kalamazoo 
The City of Kalamazoo manages engineering and construction for phases of the trail.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources  
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources supports the project through leased property and Trust Fund grant money.
 
And, the many citizens, businesses and foundations supporting our efforts.