Community Engagement

Chelsea Sounds and Sights!

Sounds & Sights is an annual series of summer weekend events in historic Chelsea, Michigan. HWPI and Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation staff members were present to share information about trail progress and outdoor adventure opportunities at the many parks and facilities within the WCPARC system. It is always exciting to network with the community at this event. Chelsea loves its parks and trails!

This July, over twenty volunteers teamed up to support the B2B Trail Beer Garden at Running Fit’s 2023 Oberun 5k at Wiard’s Orchard in Ypsilanti. We had a blast connecting with runners from Washtenaw County and all over Michigan to share updates about the Border to Border Trail. Volunteers served beer to over 1200 race finishers within the beer garden, where the generated proceeds support the trail. We soaked up the amazing race day vibes, enjoyed the hot sun, and made great memories! Cheers to good times and great causes!

Dog Days of Summer at Hudson Mills Metropark!

In August, HWPI hosted a beer garden at the MetroBarks Dog Days of Summer event, which celebrated International Dog Day. Dog lovers from all over the county visited the park with their furry friends. Volunteers operated the beer garden where proceeds supported the Border to Border Trail. We learned that all dogs love a trail!

We joined the party in Ypsilanti!

We joined Washtenaw Promise and other community organizations to help kids in the Ypsilanti community see that they are loved and valued and that their future is bright and promising. The Block Party was an opportunity for preschool families to connect with community resources they may seek. Volunteers distributed B2B Trail resources and reflective keychains. Visibility in the dark and dimly lit days is important for safety on the trail and walking around our community. It was a great day to learn more about what Ypsilanti offers families of young children!

The 2023 Holiday Hustle 1M & 5K and the 2023 Holiday Hustle Half Marathon are back again in Dexter! Join us on December 2 for a fun and festive 5K dash around Dexter that will take you through the neighborhood light displays or race the 13.1M course will take you out the B2B trail through Hudson Mills and back. Get into the holiday spirit!

HWPI volunteers will be supporting one of the half marathon aid stations and HWPI staff members will be out at Monument Park from 3 pm – 7 pm to share exciting trail updates in Dexter and beyond!

Register below and use the coupon code B2B5OFF for $5 off your registration fee!