What Is $1 for Trails?
The trails have helped us, and now we need to help them. As Central Oregon tourism and trail use continue to climb, the condition and funding of our trails is not keeping pace with needed maintenance and development. An invaluable recreation resource, our local trails are the very lifeblood of the area’s businesses, communities and visitors. Contrary to perception, land management agencies lack deep pockets and are operating on limited budgets. Our $1 for Trails program is a simple way for businesses to give back to help sustain the trails that sustain US.
How It Works
The program generates funds when businesses collect $1 from guests, visitors or customers through a simple one-time $1 fee or voluntary donation. Guests have an option to “opt-out” with each transaction. Any of Central Oregon’s resorts or businesses can participate. Below are some suggested methods:
- Booking Fees: When a reservation is made, $1 is automatically added during the booking process.
- POS purchases: $1 donation is included as an optional add-on at checkout
- Resort Fees: The $1 for Trails charge is added to a list of resort fees (i.e. parking, bike rental, etc.)
Where do the funds go?
Nearly $200K has been awarded in grants to support trails projects since 2018.
Are you a Central Oregon business that is interested in signing up?