the Hawes Trail Alliance
Donations will go towards finishing our Master Trail Plan!
Hawes Trail Alliance was formed in December 2018 and we’ve been on the go ever since! In just over two years, we have created a Hawes Master Trail Plan, organized nearly 5,000 hours of volunteer time and raised nearly $100,000 in donations. Today, HTA is excited to announce changes to its Board of Directors. As of February 1, 2021, Crystal Petrocelli, became HTA’s newest Board of Directors member, joining the three Founding Board Members, Michael Norberg, Tom Stapley and Grant Taylor. Additionally, Grant has been appointed as Chairman of the Board. Grant has been the guiding force behind the 501 (c) organization and the addition of Crystal will allow him to continue to keep HTA moving forward with its vision into the future.
Crystal has been an integral part of HTA from its inception, serving on the Advisory Board in many capacities. She brings added enthusiasm, local knowledge, and passion. Crystal will help manage and implement the recently approved “Master Trail Plan” for Hawes with specific responsibilities over trail building, trail maintenance and trail sustainability. She will be working closely with other key HTA Trail Advisory Board Members and volunteers to create the best trail system in the state of Arizona. Crystal will also oversee HTA’s social media presence with the assistance of other Advisory Board Members.
HTA is fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers and passionate supporters who have helped make Hawes better and better. A quick recap of some of what has been accomplished since HTA was formed:
- 23 Total trails built rolling out 27.62 new miles of track!
- We still plan to add over 7.2 miles across 8 different trails!
HTA continues to march forward with the implementation of the Master Plan, focusing on the buildout of the remaining trails, trail and user safety, designated trailheads, real parking solutions, signage, trail etiquette/awareness, and education.
Lastly, we want to thank our army of volunteers and supporters who collectively donated almost $100,000 as well as thousands of hours of time all during a pandemic! INCREDIBLE!!! It is our volunteers who not only have helped start the construction and realization of this shared vision of the expanded and improved Hawes Trails, but they have become part of something outside themselves, something greater; they have become part of the HTA Family! They aren’t necessarily donors, as much as investors in The Hawes Trails. Thank you for the blood, sweat, money, time, and efforts. This is the true magic of HTA.
“Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others exists in you.” ― Zig Ziglar
Decemeber 2020 Trail Fundraiser
We Have Approved the Master Trail Plan!
Take a peek inside our Wonderworld with the Hawes Trail Alliance
Total Approved 25.2
Total Social 12.8
Total Proposed 16.7
Total Hawes Trail System Miles 54.7
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Nobody in The Hawes Trail Alliance is Paid for Their Work - We are all Volunteers!
Likewise, as you explore this website you will find that we are all volunteers. However, we love the Hawes Trail System we sometimes act like we get paid. Most of us use these trails more than once a week, therefore, they are a big part of our life. We want you to learn more about what we do so we can raise awareness, gather volunteers, and raise money for safe trail heads, parking lots, signs, and approve and build new trails.