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Accomplishments
Advocacy 
  • TPT is a voice for Trails and Healthier Communities.
  • TPT members have spoken of the need for better trails as a means of enhancing both the transportation and health of our community to many state committees including:
    • Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee of the State Department of Transportation
    • Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development/Department of Commerce
    • Washington State Legislative Committee on Health
  • TPT lobbied our local school district to revise school district boundaries creating "walk-to-school" elementary schools.

Awards
  • Columbia Basin Foundation
  • Moses Lake Vision 2020
  • Rotary Club
  • Washington Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
  • Washington State Department of Transportation

Events

  • Bike rodeos and free bike helmets with Grant County Health Department and Moses Lake Fire Department
  • Sharrows grand opening and annual bike/walk celebration

Funding
  • Nearly $175,000 in grants for the Heron Bluff Trail, including funds from the Columbia Basin Foundation, Columbia Colstor, Community Economic Revitalization Board, and Quad County Regional Transportation Planning Organization
  • $5000 Grant from Basic American Foods for the Water Trails Map
  • $1000 Grant from the American Canoe Association and LL Bean for the construction of three picnic tables at Marina Park
  • $1000 Grant from Walmart to support the development of pedestrian and bike paths in Moses Lake
  • IAC Grant toward construction of the Heron Trail/boardwalk near Three Ponds. TPT presented this to City Council and received approval and matching money for the project. Escalating construction cost of the project caused the city to rescind its approval and the project was not completed
  • Safe Routes to Schools grants for flashing beacons and/or upgraded pedestrian facilities at 13 local schools 

Organization
  • Trail Planning Team is officially established as a part of city governance by agreement between the Grant County Health District and the City of Moses Lake.
  • TPT establishes responsible fund oversight - Originally, TPT funds were held by Samaritan Healthcare Foundation. The TPT has since established its own bank account which requires the signature of one of the two TPT chairs and the TPT treasurer for any withdrawals. 
  • TPT fosters productive cooperation between the City of Moses Lake and Grant County Commissioners. City and County have worked together on many trail projects including the Campus Parkway, Larson Trail, and the Longview Elementary School path and crossing. A Grant County Commissioner is a valued member of the Trail Planning Team.

Planning
  • Sent Questionnaires on Trail and Path preferences in both Spanish and English to all residents of the 98837 service area. The results of this questionnaire were used to guide the development of a master plan. 
  • Design Charrette 2002 - Local volunteers together with 13 Washington Landscape Architects, and staff from the National Park Service, State DOT and State Health Department, held a three-day charrette to design a master plan of trails and paths for the Moses Lake area.
  • Training - TPT has sent volunteers and City staff to many national, regional, and state conferences and trainings including:
    • Rails to Trails National Conference, Portland
    • Safe Route to Schools National Conference, Philadelphia
    • Washington State Trails Coalition Conference
    • Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning and Design Conference, Portland State University
    • Washington State Bike Alliance conference, Seattle
    • Wenatchee Trails Charrette
    • Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals National Conference, Charlotte
TPT members have made presentations at several of these conferences.