Remembering Karen Tinsley: Donations
We share the community's shock and sadness over the death of UGA faculty member and avid cyclist Karen Tinsley. The Firefly Trail, Inc. board of directors is honored that so many wish to donate to the Firefly Trail in her memory. We plan to work with family, friends, and other partners to create an appropriate memorial. Please include reference to Karen Tinsley in your donation. Donations may also be made by check mailed to Firefly Trail, Inc., 345 Lyndon Ave., Athens, GA 30601 (again, please indicate that your donation is in memory of Karen Tinsley). Thank you.
We are incredibly pleased to welcome you to visit the Firefly Trail in downtown and East Athens. The first 1-mile segment, including a 500' bridge over the North Oconee River and a connection to the North Oconee River Greenway and Dudley Park, is now open. Check out the video from JaWaVi Films below if you missed our ribbon-cutting.
Enjoy OUR trail!
Athens-Clarke County voters (including Wintervillians) overwhelmingly passed the TSPLOST package, 71% to 26%. This will provide funding for completion of our trail within ACC and Winterville, including an iconic bridge over Trail Creek.
MORE SUCCESS! Union Point Grant Award
Another big step for the Firefly Trail
Union Point has been selected to receive a Recreational Trails Program grant with the highest funding level! Click above for more information in the press release.
Thanks to JaWaVi Films!
Firefly Trail is incredibly grateful to Scott Duvall at JaWaVi Films for his amazing volunteer work for the Firefly Trail in social media and video production! Check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds, as well as the video below - we know you'll be impressed. Please consider bringing your video and social media needs to JaWaVi.
To share your own expertise, please contact Mary Cook.
Elsewhere in the South
This great video highlights two examples of rails-to-trails projects in the Southeast. Hear the people involved with the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, SC and the Virginia Creeper Trail in Damascus, VA tell what these trails have done for their communities. Sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss updates like this!
Firefly in the News
10/25/17 Trail Opening
4/19/17 Trail Progress Update
4/14/17 GA Rep. Announces Grant
3/25/17 Ticket to Ride Recap
3/16/17 Overview and Update
2/20/17 ACC TSPLOST Criteria
2/4/17 Firefly Economic Development
Our Recent Blog Entries
Marigold Festival 5/12, Trail Open
TSPLOST Passes 3-to-1!
Sign Up/Volunteer for Ticket to Ride!
Historian Reports on Carr's Hill Depot
Athens-Banner Herald Story on Firefly
Maxeys Grant - Need Fundraising Help!
2016 Ticket to Ride
Brown Elected to Board
Firefly, Inc.'s New Board
Trail Construction Date...
Rails to Equine Trails
Firefly is Making Progress
Our Trail's Name
Give to Firefly via AmazonSmile and KROGER
Be sure to update your Kroger Plus to designate Firefly Trail, Inc. (NPO #60979) as your preferred community partner!
If you're an Amazon shopper, switch to AmazonSmile and select "Firefly Trail Inc" - Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price. Smile has the same look and prices of the regular site, and it doesn't cost you a cent.