Northwest Allen Trails, Inc. has received notification from the Internal Revenue Service that they have received 501(c) (3) tax exemption status retroactive to April 7, 2005.
Northwest Allen Trails is working to create multi-use trails through reclaiming abandoned rail beds. The group is also working to develop a network of trails that could connect parks, recreation areas, schools, and libraries in northwest Fort Wayne and Allen County.
Northwest Allen Trails has also played a role in supporting the trail loop at Salomon Farm, which the City will begin constructing this year. The 1.8 mile trail will travel along the Salomon Farm property and connect with the Parkview YMCA. On the east side, the loop will be built on the New York Central rail bed. The trail will then travel parallel to Dupont Road to the western property line of Salomon Farm.
In 2004, Northwest Allen Trails worked with the City of Fort Wayne to secure a $300,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation. The grant allows for the purchase of land for future trail development. Additional information about Northwest Allen Trails is available at www.northwestallentrails.org.