Nishna Valley Trail project draws near completion with TS Bank's $7,500 donation
Atlantic, IA - The Nishna Valley Trails Association is close to completing the Troublesome Creek Connector Trail with the help of TS Bank’s recent donation of $7,500.
The Troublesome Creek Connector Trail project was drafted as a way to ‘plug the gap’ between two existing trail systems in the Atlantic area, one at Schildberg Quarry Recreation Area and one at the Atlantic Municipal Utilities wellhead site. These systems are approximately 1.5 miles apart.
A grant was obtained to do the engineering for a recreational trail connection between two already existing trail systems within Atlantic. Approximately 1.75 miles of paved trail have been created to connect the trails, including a 162 ft. single span pedestrian bridge that covers Troublesome Creek. This is TS Bank's second contribution to the project, the first donation of $2,200 in June of 2016.
All contractors involved in the project are local, including A.M. Cohron & Son, who built the bridge, and the Snyder & Associates for all other project engineering.
The project was initiated in 2010 and looks to be complete by fall of 2017.
There remains one thing left to complete; an approximately 150-yard section to connect to the Atlantic Municipal Utilities wellhead site over land owned by the city at the little league baseball complex north of Atlantic.
TS Bank’s donation will allow for the engineering and construction of that section.
"We are very grateful for this generous gift from TS Bank allowing us to complete the connection of two fully developed recreational trail systems within the City of Atlantic, said Dave Chase, President of the Nishna Valley Trails, Inc. “This will provide approximately six miles of interconnected trails for the citizens of the community as well as visitors, with the economic and wellness benefits that accompany recreational amenities such as this."
The project will have a local area, statewide and national impact, as it assists with economic and community development, tourism, healthy living and wellness, nature appreciation and preservation. For more information about TS Bank visit tsbank.com.
About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10% of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. Treynor State Bank was chartered in 1923 and branded to TS Bank in 2005. TS Bank has $365 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $218 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning and Council Bluffs, Iowa. For more information visit tsbank.com.