Additional Contributing Employee(s): Laura Huston, Universal Banker; Jennifer Braun, Harvest Club Director; Kellen Cayemberg, Universal Banker; Brynn Nielsen, Universal Banker; Dave Danner, Loan Specialist
Three years ago I participated in Leadership Union Grove(LUG). As a class, we had to pick a project that would impact our community. We chose to create Union Grove Rails to Trails which focused on raising awareness and gaining support to connect the heart of Racine County through Rails to Trails. LUG ended after 9 months, but I was hooked on the project. Now, I want to see it happen, and Larissa Gallagher and I have remained actively involved.
The Rails to Trails Conservancy Inc. is working on a project called "Route of the Badger", which would fill in the missing links to create a regional trail system of over 500 miles. The 11 miles that we have been focusing on in Racine County is one small chunk of that trail network. The Conservancy has been a great asset in helping us reach the goal of having a recreational trail on the abandoned corridor.
For this special donation CSB produced a podcast to better tell the 3 year journey and progress of the Union Grove Rails to Trails Project. CSB Market President, Dave Moyer, sat down with Racine County Executive, Jonathan Delagrave; Route of the Badger Program Manager, Willie Karidis; and CSB Universal Banker/Rails to Trails Advocate, Shelly Petrick to learn more about this very special community donation.