Mission

The Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative’s mission is to facilitate the development of non-motorized recreational pathways and to help link Michigan’s growing network of trails. We are working in partnership with the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission to complete the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) and realize our vision of healthy, active, and connected communities.

Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps to facilitate the development and use of non-motorized recreational pathways in Washtenaw County and surrounding areas. To date, our primary focus has been the Washtenaw County-wide Border To Border Trail (B2B Trail).

Working in close partnership with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC), as well local agencies such as cities, townships, and the Huron Clinton Metropark Authority (HCMA), HWPI raises funds for trail construction and programming, engages the community around recreational trail activities, and supports trail maintenance and beautification efforts in order to enhance trail user experience.

Our work is grounded in the idea that people of all ages, abilities, income levels, and interests have the right to safely access nature and enjoy the outdoors. We believe that recreational trails support both physical and mental health, provide safer commuting options, benefit local economies, connect communities, and reduce our region’s carbon footprint.

In furtherance of these principles, HWPI has helped to create a successful public-private partnership with WCPARC, augmenting local funding by securing state and federal grants and through significant donor contributions, to accelerate construction of the B2B Trail and connect it to Michigan’s existing and growing network of trails.

Read the past three HWPI Year-End Reports

Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative is a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity (ID 82-1605735).
Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.