Founded by Envision Opelika Foundation, Inc.
Creekline Trails of Opelika was adopted as a project of Envision Opelika Foundation, Inc. in August 2018. The Foundation currently serves as the project's 501(c)(3) nonprofit umbrella and fiscal sponsor. For more information, visit www.envisionopelika.org.
Raised $15,670 on 1st Annual Opelika Giving Day
More than 88 community members expressed their support for Creekline Trails by donating over $15,000 during this inaugural online fundraising event hosted by the Community Foundation of East Alabama.
Selected for technical assistance through the RTCA program
The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program of the National Park Service supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.
In November 2019, Creekline Trails of Opelika was selected to receive technical assistance through the RTCA Program. As a result, NPS professionals will draft a Creekline Trails Master Plan to aid in trail design and funding acquisition. Stay tuned for more information to come!
Raised $11,700 on 2nd Annual Opelika Giving Day
The local community reiterated its support for Creekline Trails by surpassing the $10,000 fundraising goal on the second annual Opelika Giving Day in June 2020.
Established a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Opelika
In July 2020, Opelika City Council voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Opelika and Envision Opelika regarding Creekline Trails.
Under this arrangement, the City of Opelika agreed to appropriate a sum of $30,000 toward Creekline Trails in its 2020-2021 budget.
Hosted public meeting to kick off master planning process
Creekline Trails hosted a public meeting in November 2020 to kick off the master planning process. Respective landowners were invited by direct mail, and over 129 survey submissions were received from community members. The collected data will be used to inform the preliminary draft of the master plan.
Initiated plans for the Opelika Innovation and Technology Park trail
In February 2021, the Opelika Industrial Development Authority agreed to grant trail easement rights along the Pepperell Branch through the new Opelika Innovation and Technology Park.
City submitted application for RFP funding
The City of Opelika applied for $400,000 of ADECA Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding, designated for Creekline trail construction.
Raised $12,550 on 3rd Annual Opelika Giving Day
Opelika residents reinforced their desire for Creekline Trails once again, fulfilling 125.5% of the $10,000 fundraising goal on the third annual Opelika Giving Day in May 2021.