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When you become a member of Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail, you stand with us as a trail builder. Join us, and we’ll proudly send you one of our five new member cards—Each of the five cards has a different section of the Cal-Sag Trail on the back. Wherever two or more Friends get together, a part of the trail gets built. Trade for your favorite section of the trail, or lay your cards on the table to see how many “miles” of trail you can build!
You’re becoming a trail builder at the right time: the Cal-Sag Trail has finally reached construction, and Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail (FOCST; pronounced “focused”) is raising money to help Cal-Sag communities and park district meet the 20% matching funds that federal trail grants require.
We host this website, produce fundraising and “friend raising” events like Bridges & Blues, Pour it Forward & Graveyard Blues Tour, participate directly in the trail’s design, and tell folks about the Cal-Sag Trail at area events and presentations.
Federal grants are giving us $4 for every dollar we raise toward the $14+ million construction tab. For every $50 you contribute beyond the basic $15 membership, an additional $250 in trail grants goes toward designing and building the Cal-Sag Trail.
FOCST has already raised more than $100,000 matching $500,000 in trail-building funding.
The Friends are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations are tax deductible. PayPal simply and securely handles our credit card processing.
If you’d like to mail a check: please use this form, and send to:
Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail
P.O. Box 532
Blue Island, IL 60406.
Your gift to the Friends goes directly to our efforts to promote, advocate for, and help build the Calumet-Sag Trail. Thank you for joining the movement!