Wil Walk is the 4.8 mile section of the NRVT Trail connecting the Wilton and Norwalk segments of the trail. Presently in the design and planning stages, construction is planned for 2020. Funded by a $1.3 million CT DEEP grant, NRVT is committed to raise the required match of $275,000. We hope that corporations along the route will appreciate its value to their employees and support our efforts. Approximately $200,000 has been raised to date for towards the $275,000 match.
Building the WilWalk Section
4-to-1 Match: $275,000 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 2020. 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 $275,000 in local donations will trigger $1.1 million in grant dollars
Trigger: $200,000 raised so far, $75,000 to go.
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-map1
Click here for a downloadable, printable version of the map.
Click the play button below to learn more about WilWalk:
What’s Next for WilWalk:
- The WilWalk section is largely on CT Department of Transportation (DOT) property.
- The DOT requires Wilton and Norwalk to have a lease allowing the NRVT to run through DOT property in each town.
- The DOT and the towns are negotiating the terms of the lease.
- It’s anticipated the lease will be resolved by 4th Quarter 2019, allowing trail construction in 2020.