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Nebraska Trails Foundation

We serve as a nonprofit 501C(3) partner assisting Nebraska communities in building trails systems.

Your gifts, both large and small, will help us achieve our mission of assisting communities in developing multi-use trails throughout Nebraska. We envision a network of trails across our state, resulting in healthier lives, natural green space corridors, and improved quality of life for all.

The Nebraska Trails Foundation is a 501C(3) and all donations are tax deductible.

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NTF Partnership Helps Make Rail Trail a Reality

The Nebraska Trails Foundation served as a critically important partner in the land transfer of an abandoned rail line land, eventually being developed into a new trail that will connect Fremont, Nickerson and Hooper.

"The Nebraska Trails Foundation is excited about the opportunity to assist with the $6.5 million gift that will add over 17 miles of trails to the state," NTF President Jason Buss said.

The Fremont and Elkhorn Valley Railroad (FEVR) Rail to Trail Foundation received the land in a gift from Fremont Northern LLC on Dec. 31, 2021.

NTF is serving as an interim owner of the real estate while the FEVR Rails to Trails Foundation goes through the process to receive it's 501©(3) status. NTF will also assist FEVR with grant applications and future trail campaigns.

"The Fremont community will benefit from the added tourism and quality of life improvements this project will generate.  We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate on grant writing and fundraising for the project," Buss said.

The project is estimated to cost several million dollars, with the vast majority of funding expected to come from various grants from organizations like the National Rails to Trails Conservancy and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The Fremont Area Community Foundation will be launching a capital campaign to raise additional funding.

Local stories: KFMT Fremont | Fremont Tribune