We have an immediate goal to connect all sections of Roanoke River Greenway through the urban portion of the Valley. As of May 2012, funding has been secured for all segments of this route except the 4-mile “gap” that lies between Roanoke and Salem, and we are now over halfway to raising the $7 million that will be needed to “Bridge the Gap”. While the Roanoke River Greenway is an excellent example of shared public/private vision, the majority of funding has come from government sources. To finish it will require the shared commitment and contributions of individuals, corporations, and concerned organizations. While we hope to benefit from federal and state grants, these resources are uncertain. Because our goal and benefits are clear, Bridging the Gap is the way to take control and responsibility for bringing great things to our valley.
To learn more about the campaign, including ways in which you can donate, please visit Roanoke Valley Greenways.