Pufferbelly Trail

2018 Trail Volunteer of the Year Award

This award recognizes an individual(s) who has demonstrated strong leadership and made exemplary and significant contributions in volunteer time to planning, construction, maintenance, promotion and/or fundraising for the City of Fort Wayne’s trails and greenways network. 

Award nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of City Staff.   Judging criteria shall include, but not be limited to:  volunteer hours donated; savings to taxpayers by in-kind contributions such as maintenance or marketing; partnerships, donations or in-kind services secured; any ideas or projects that improve the trail network; etc.

Award recipient(s) will receive a framed certificate, recognizing his/her exemplary contributions to the trail network, signed by Mayor Tom Henry.  The City will also plant a tree in honor of the volunteer in a mutually agreed upon location along a trail.  At the base of the tree, a marker will be installed recognizing the volunteer with the name and year of the award.  The award recipient(s) will be announced in the fall and will coincide with a late fall planting of the tree.

Nominations are due to Dawn Ritchie, Greenways Manager, City of Fort Wayne by October 17, 2018.  Nominations may be mailed or emailed at:

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Dawn Ritchie

Citizens Square

200 East Berry Street, Suite 210

Fort Wayne, IN  46802

Mailed nominations must be postmarked by October 17th and emailed nominations must be received by 5 p.m. EST on October 17th.   Nominations must be no more than one-page in length.  This one-page limit does not include any letters of support or pictures. 

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Tuesday Trek the Trails Ride Start Locations


  The 2018 Season is over!  Thanks for another great year!  

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Trail Counts

Have you wondered about how many people use the trails?  Check out the attached usage chart  that lists usage by month.  

November data





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Salomon Farm Summit City Johnny TinCap 

  GF License Plate


Support Trails with a Trails License Plate!

Consider a purchase of this Trails Plate to show your support for all types of trails in Indiana. The foundation will use the proceeds as grants to trail groups throughout the state of Indiana. This special plate is an additional $40, of which $25 goes to the Greenways Foundation. The Greenways Foundation envisions a statewide trail, greenway, and bikeway system that provides access to trails for all Indiana citizens. This world-class Hoosier greenways system connects scenic, cultural, historic, recreational, tourist, and economic sites in Indiana’s urban and rural communities, is convenient to people of all cultures, ages, and abilities, and is one of the state’s most powerful tools in achieving economic growth, a healthy citizenry and livable communities.

It’s simple to purchase the plate! Online, simply visit www.mybmv.com and navigate to the special license plates.  You also can go in person to your local license branch or order through the mail. New this year: all license plates are now mailed to you.  You can get a tax break when buying this license plate that advocates for a charitable cause. You can deduct this fee on Schedule A of your taxes.

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The Rivergreenway is open from 6 am -11 pm daily for your enjoyment. For additional information about any of the trail events listed below, please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


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