Each year the Rubicon Trail Foundation (RTF) gets together for a 2- day planning session to plan the year ahead and go over things that did and did not work.
First, we dedicated time to talking with Vickie and Justin from the County to hear about their new grants and how we can help fund these. In January the County made a formal request to the Rubicon Trail Foundation for matching funds for the Operations and Maintenance Grant for the Placer County side of $32,000 and the Planning Grant for the Placer County side of $28,540. We approved to fund the $32,000 for the O&M Grant. We are still discussing the Planning Grant and gathering information to make the best use of donor’s money.
Black Tie & Boots– This year is a SOLD-OUT event, honoring Randy Burleson with the prestigious “Rock Award”. We are excited to raise funds for the Rubicon Trail and look forward to seeing many of our Sponsors, Donors and Supporters.
Cantina- RTF is moving forward with meeting with the Forest Service to discuss permit issues and requirements. We hope to be updating you soon with an update for this fun event serving the best tacos on the Rubicon and focusing on education.
Off the Rocks Show & Shine- RTF is already working on a date and fun for the 2nd Annual Off the Rock Show & Shine. We look forward to sharing that date with you soon. This is a great event to come see the wheeling community and show off your rig.
Internally we updated the RTF History, had some training on Google Docs, talked about the importance of social media marketing and exposure and how we should move forward sharing information with all users, supporters, donors, sponsors and the next generation.
We updated our Strategic Plan and Goals.
Strategic Plan- How do we improve our educational programs on the the trail and stewardship for current and future stakeholders?
Strategic Plan- How do we improve communication with our present and future stakeholders?
Strategic Plan – How can we increase and diversify our funding streams?
We do have openings on the RTF Board, we are all volunteers and welcome you to come join us at a meeting and/or ask any questions you may have.
Mission: To enhance the future health and use of the Rubicon trail, while ensuring responsible, motorized, year-round trail access.
Vision: To be the trusted stewards of the Rubicon Trail, ensuring sustainability for the experience of the users.