LOViT – Friends and Sponsors
Thank you for your interest in helping the Friends of Lake Ouachita (FOLO) raise funds for the continued construction and maintenance of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. Whether you choose to sponsor a bench, simply make a donation, or advertise on our web site, your interest in the continued success of the LOViT is greatly appreciated.
Bench adoptions are a very special way to support the LOViT in a tax deductible way. Adopted benches include placement of a plaque worded as you see fit. See Sponsor a Bench for more details.
Tax deductible donations of any size are most welcome as we move to complete the last two legs of the LOViT and plan for and build additional loops along the Trail. See Make a Donation for more details.
It is helpful to trail visitors to know commercial locations near or accessible to the Trail. While we do not place ads directly on the web site, we are happy to place “links” to commercial establishments. See Advertise on the LOViT Web Site for more details.
Recent Articles About LOViT Friends and Sponsors
Friday, May 3rd, the Traildogs received notification of approval for our National Recreational Trails Grant in the amount of $95,000, as requested. This grant will provide 80% of the $95K, or approximately $74,000, needed to complete the final 5.4 mile section of the trail from Brady Mountain Road to the Blakely Mountain Dam. The 20% matching requirement will be covered by in-kind volunteer support and trail donations. This eighth addition to the LOViT, when completed, will extend the Trail to its planned 45 miles of developed mountain biking and hiking trail. Our current plan is to begin construction of this final phase in the late fall of this year. We plan to put construction of this section of the Trail out for bids within the next 60 days. Congratulations to all who have contributed to the eight-year-long effort to develop the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. Jerry … Click to read the full article
With any project as large as the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, success is determined by both the dedication of the volunteers and the support of the business community. The LOViT Traildogs, on behalf of Friends of Lake Ouachita and the many people who utilize the Trail, would like to take a moment to give a special word of thanks and deep appreciation for two businesses that have never failed to respond to our many requests for support: Mountain Harbor Resort and Shangri-La Resort. The owners and staff of these lake resorts were two of the first donors to provide the initial funds we needed to secure our first matching National Recreational Trail Grants. And, over the years, both resorts have furnished over-the-top support in assisting us in completing this vision of a forty-five mile-long Mountain Biking & Hiking trail along the southern shore of beautiful Lake Ouachita. The Mountain Harbor … Click to read the full article