WHAT AN AWESOME CHALLENGE!
The Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway 2023 Virtual Step Challenge Fundraiser concluded on September 30th and what a challenge it was! Thirty-one folks stepped up for the challenge – no pun intended – and clocked 9,606,098 steps. Our top stepper, Carrie, clocked 651,814 steps! We’re not sure if she even slept during the month of September but, hats off to Carrie!
We thank all the folks who registered for the challenge whether you stepped or not. Thanks to your generosity we kicked off our Capital campaign raising $1,482.00.
STAY TUNED AS WE CONTINUE OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN INTO 2024 WITH MORE FUN EVENTS TO JOIN IN!
The Need for a Capital Fund
We currently have 25 signs installed around the Byway. Three of the signs support our mission to share information about the history, culture, and natural landscape that is the focus of the scenic byway. Eleven signs are wayfinding signs for the Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail. The remaining eleven signs are interpretive signs for our Birding Trail.
While we partner with private and public locations to install our signs on their property, we are responsible to maintain and replace the signs as needed. Signs fade over time or are damaged by weather or humans and will need to be replaced in a timely fashion. We also want to install more interpretive signs to cover more history, culture, and landscape stories to enhance Byway travelers experiences. So, we’ve hit the threshold and now need to establish a dedicated fund for the sign program.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000.00 from this year’s event.
2023 Step Challenge Swag
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
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