Imagine being able to ride your bike safely from Chicago all the way to New Buffalo or to spend a sunny afternoon hiking from Michigan City to New Buffalo and back. Dozens of volunteers have been working on this project for over a decade to make this dream a reality.

The Marquette Greenway is an ambitious project. The goal is to finish a regional, non-motorized greenway which will span about 58 miles in length along the south shore of Lake Michigan from Calumet Park in Chicago to downtown New Buffalo, Michigan. Residents throughout the region have long been hoping for an uninterrupted trail connecting these three states and providing access to a wide variety of destinations along the lakefront.

Today 22 miles of the Marquette Greenway are already built and 32 miles are fully funded. Only the 4 miles in Michigan are partially funded and there is one mile in Indiana still in the planning stages.  Our team is working to fund and build ~4 miles for the Michigan portion of the trail, from the Indiana State Line to downtown New Buffalo. With Federal, State and foundation grants and local municipal support, we have over $5 million secured to build the trail, but we need to raise approximately $300,000 to complete the trail in Michigan.  The Pokagon Fund was the first to provide grant funding for the Michigan portion of the Marquette Greenway.  Their contribution was critical in securing the Federal and State grants.  The project is in final design and construction is slated to start in early 2023. 

   Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be an important part of bringing this exciting project to completion. 

Major grant awarded for the Marquette Greenway!

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