July Community First Saturday Benefiting The Peninsula Trails Coalition

Join us in supporting the Peninsula Trails Coalition (PTC) by making purchases or donating directly during our “Community First Saturday” event on Saturday July 7th, 2018. PTC representatives will be present at both stores, informing customers of Hartnagels and Angeles Millworks about their outstanding all volunteer organization.  5% of all retail sales collected that Saturday and 100% of donations taken in the store now through then will be split between these two incredible organizations!

Funds raised at the stores will be used to continue the progress of right of way procurement, landowner agreements, construction of trail segments and trail facilities, as well as maintaining the Olympic Discovery Trail and supporting its hundreds of volunteers.  There are multiple areas of the trail that are completed, or are in various stages of development, but construction and the complexity of creating a complete trail is costly and there’s a constant need for community support.

We chose the Peninsula Trails Coalition as a Community First Saturday recipient because we believe that a continuous trail that links the principal communities of the peninsula will be an amazing asset for all of us.  It has, and will continue to, encourage people from all around the world to experience our incredible environment in a low impact and healthy way.  We know that continued investment in the ODT will lead to ever greater economic and cultural benefits to the entire Olympic Peninsula and its residents.  The immense amount of volunteer hours and donated funds that make up a project such as this deserves support and promotion from companies like ours and customers like you!

PTC’s mission is:

To promote construction, maintenance, and use of the Olympic Discovery Trail as a nationally significant, non-motorized, multi-use trail across the North Olympic Peninsula.

PTC’s vision is:

To create and sustain the Olympic Discovery Trail as a world-class, multi-use, non- motorized trail system connecting communities across the North Olympic Peninsula, while serving as a catalyst for recreation, community health, transportation, and economic development.  

PTC was founded in 1988, with an idea that grew out of discussions between 3 young peninsula bicyclists who were interested in creating a public access trail for non-motorized travel between Port Townsend, Port Angeles, and the Pacific Coast.

The idea took root and the vision Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) became an active inspiration for what is now more than 70 miles of completed trail segments. The completed trail will connect the population centers of the area, from Port Townsend on Puget Sound west toward Forks, and onward to the Pacific Ocean at La Push, an overall total of about 130 miles, utilizing as much as possible of the abandoned Milwaukee Railroad corridor.

Like any 130 mile trail and/or converted rail grade, there is a long history behind what we see and enjoy today.  Click HERE to read more about ODT’s past as well as how far it has come.

Mark it down on your calendar, set a reminder on your phone and run, bike or walk on down to Angeles Millwork or Hartnagel Building Supply, Saturday July 7th, and shop with a purpose.  Community non-profits help to keep our communities whole, profitable and productive. But it can’t be done without everyone’s help. Your participation matters!

Want to know more about the Peninsula Trails Coalition?

  • Learn what it takes to get involved HERE
  • Follow them on their Facebook Page HERE
  • Visit their website HERE
  • Contact them HERE

On the Road – The Olympic Discovery Trail from Spirit Vision Films on Vimeo.