Slinger Incorporates Trail Segment into Ice Age Trail

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Slinger Incorporates Trail Segment into Ice Age Trail

SLINGER, WISC. – The Ice Age Trail in Slinger has a new officially designated segment for trail users, making a more connected off-street route through the community that will enhance the experience of all users.

Seeing opportunity where others had not, V&A originally conceived of this trail project in an 2016 Economic Opportunity Analysis and then continued to push it through our follow-up implementation contracts eventually leading to the designation of Slinger as an “Ice Age Trail Community” in 2017 and a successful $350,000 DNR Stewardship grant and a $50,000 Rotary Club grant in 2019 for the new loop now under construction.

V&A also helped negotiate the land swaps needed with adjacent property owners. Further, at V&A’s recommendation, the Village has engaged the high school industrial arts program to design and construct signage, benches and trash cans for the project. Rueckert Milke did the final construction plans.

At a local chapter meeting for the Ice Age Trail Alliance it was announced this segment of trail will be officially designated as the Ice Age Trail once it’s completed. The IATA is very excited to be relocating its route to the new trail. They will be extremely helpful in promoting this throughout the State.

The grand opening should be in the next couple of months.

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