Support Our Projects

Invest in the projects that ensure your access to nature remains safe and enjoyable today and for future generations.

When you donate to our Resilience Fund, your gift is used where it’s needed most in supporting the Trail Conference's mission.

You may also choose to designate your gift to a particular project.

Charlie Cook Memorial Trails Fund
This dollar-for-dollar matching fund supports the Trail Conference’s public work educating the public and building, maintaining and protecting more than 2,100 miles of trails. This challenge grant honors the memory of longtime hike leader and friend of the trails, Charlie Cook. DONATE

Conservation Dogs Fund 
Our Conservation Dogs, Dia and Fagen, use their powerful sense of smell to find pests and weeds faster and more efficiently than humans can with eyesight.  In the program’s pilot year, our dogs learned  how to detect 3 invasive species, searched over 1.5 million square ft in 9 counties, and helped us remove over 2,000 invasive plants. With the help of dogs, we can increase the quantity and efficiency of our invasive species surveys, and with your generous support we can continue to grow this innovative program. DONATE

Welch Trail Education Center Fund
Help support our rehabilitation of the Welch Trail Education Center to improve and increase housing for our 2020 Trail Conference Conservation Corps members. DONATE

Zakim Family Tool & Signage Fund
The right trail building tools are priceless to our volunteers, enhancing their efficiency and morale and making our trails better. Trailside signage keeps hikers on the right path and improves their trail experience. Thanks to a generous 1:1 match from the Zakim family, your donation to the Zakim Tool & Signage Fund will be matched dollar for dollar. Total match limit: $5,000. DONATE