The Corvallis-to-the-Sea Trail Partnership
The Corvallis-to-the-Sea Trail (C2C) has been a dream for almost 50 years (see our History), and has become a reality through the hard work and dedication of many people. The non-profit C2C Trail Partnership was formed in 2003, and since then its volunteers have averaged over 2,500 hours a year to make the C2C trail dream a reality. Volunteers have explored over 300 miles of possible trail routes, constructed new sections of trail, brushed abandoned road corridors, weeded out invasive species, installed trail signs, and donated equipment, tools and other materials. The Partnership plans and coordinates trail work, obtains approval from landowners and agencies, and works to recruit and train volunteers who can help maintain the trail. The Partnership also occasionally leads day hikes along the route.
The C2C Trail Partnership is a collaborative grassroots effort consisting of individuals, businesses, and organizations of local, regional, and national scope. Cooperation has been, and continues to be, a core value in working with others to make the envisioned trail a reality.
Current Members of the Board of Directors of the C2C Trail Partnership are:
- Gary Chapman, President
- Bob Rogowski, Vice President
- Merlin Ebert, Secretary
- Louise Marquering, Volunteer & Communications Coordinator
- Rollie Bowers
- Linda Brodeur
- Ed Fox
- Caroline Garcia
- Joshua Soderlund Hough
- John McNair
- Larry Weymouth
Previous board member volunteers have included:
John Aylmer, Dick Beemer, Joyce Canan, Jerry Davis, Jim Golden, Ken McCall, Denise Nervik,Kirk Newburgh, Ron Post, Mike Saslow, Sha Sifford, Paul Smith, and Olaf Sweetman.
Key landowners cooperating in partnership to make the trail possible include:
- Benton County
- City of Corvallis
- Corvallis Watershed
- City of Philomath
- Golden Ponds Timberlands Inc.
- Hancock Forest Management
- Hitselberger Ranch LLC
- Lincoln County
- Nestucca Forests LLC
- Oregon State University’s College of Forestry
- Pacific Forest Trusts
- Starker Forests, Inc.
- Stokes’ Timberlands
- Trout Mountain Forestry
- USDA Siuslaw National Forest
- Van Eck Forest Trust
Over the years, other helpful participation has come from:
- CH2M Hill Inc.
- Corvallis Trail Riders
- Greenbelt Land Trust
- Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club
- Northwest Youth Corps
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
- Oregon Equestrian Trails
- Peak Sports
- Scouts BSA
- South Lincoln County Committee on Trails
- Yaquina Wheels Bicycle Club
Technical advice and training has come from:
- Cascade Volunteers
- National Coast Trail Association
- National Park Service Rivers & Trails Program
- Pacific Crest Trail Association
- Trail Keepers of Oregon
We also recognize the support from businesses provided by their advertising on this website and in our publications. Thank you!