Wil Walk is the 4.8 mile section of the NRVT Trail that connects the Wilton and Norwalk segments of the trail. Presently in the design and planning stages, construction is planned for the fall of 2018. Funded by a $1.3 million CT DEEP grant, NRVT is committed to raise the required match of $264,000. We hope that corporations along the route will appreciate its value to their employees and support our efforts.
Building the WilWalk Section
4-to-1 Match: $264,000 in local fundraising will trigger $1.1 million CT DEEP grant
Every dollar donated will trigger four dollars of grant money.
Benefit: Improve the health and well-being of employees and residents
Schedule: Build first 1.2 miles in 2018/2019. In red on map
Location: Power line corridor, between Wolf Pit Rd., Wilton and Grist Mill Rd., Norwalk
Funding: $1.3 million grant: CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP)
4-to-1 Match: NRVT’s $264,000 in local donations will trigger $1.1 million in grant dollars
Trigger: Must raise the $264,000 in two tranches vs. these deadlines:
May 1: $132,000 ($100,000 raised to date)
Sept 1: $132,000
Donate: www.norwalk-trail.com, or NRVT, PO Box 174, Georgetown, CT 06829
All donations tax deductible. The NRVT is a 501c3 non profit.WilWalk map
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What’s Next for WilWalk:
- A leadership team of National Resources, Cannondale Cycling and Jennifer Toll have pledged $160,000 towards the $275,000 match. We’ve also been awarded a People for Bikes grant of $3,000.
- Stantec is providing a cost estimate for construction of the various segments of WilWalk. The NRVT Design Committee will make decisions on which segment(s) will receive priority for construction within the $1.2 million Recreational Trail Grant.