OG is so fortunate to work with such a variety of individuals, agencies, civic groups, schools, foundations and businesses. Learn more about the different ways that your organization can partner with Greenways.
Bicycle Friendly Business Program
This local recognition program serves to draw attention and business to those who encourage cycling, and are part of creating a bicycle-friendly community. This helps strengthen the overall goal to make our community even more bike-friendly, while stimulating an economic resource.
The following area businesses were either nominated or applied to become officially designated as a Bicycle-Friendly Business by the Let's Go Smart advocacy committee of Ozark Greenways. To nominate your own business, or another business, fill out the APPLICATION and either mail or email it to Mary Kromrey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Innaugural Bicycle-Friendly Businesses:
Frisco Trail Mini Storage
Springfield Brewing Company
Become a Member
Springfield wouldn't have the number of trails and bike routes it has without the annual financial support of the local business community as well as private donors, large and small. It's a true gift to benefit and shape our community for generations to come. Join now
Serve on a Committee
Learn about the Ozark Greenways committees on our About page, and see if there's something you can help with to support Springfield's bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Special Events - Charity of Choice
One way for a group or business to support the trails and route network is to hold their own event and donate the proceeds to Ozark Greenways! If you have questions about how to do this, contact Mary Kromrey at email@example.com, or (417) 864-1941.
Donate a Conservation-Recreation Easement
Residents are concerned about the ongoing loss of greenspace in Springfield and Greene County. They see subdivisions and other developments replacing greenspace. Historic farms and scenic areas they once enjoyed as part of the Ozarks landscape are disappearing. One solution that can save portions of our unique natural resources is to use a land trust to work with landowners to develop conservation easement agreements.
The Ozark Greenways Land Trust Committee reviews proposed donations of property to be forever protected from development in a way that satisfies both the landowners, their heirs, and the future plans for greenspace preservation in the Springfield community.
An easement is a legal right-of-way/preservation agreement that often also allows a greenway trail to pass through either public or private property. The easements we use are voluntarily given, because we are a non-profit working to benefit the greater community. Several tax incentives can make this an attractive partnership. A trail might have only a few easement agreements, or many, depending on the property. Ideally, a community plan for trails is adopted before land is developed, and luckily our community leaders are taking this into account.
For more information, contact Terry Whaley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (417) 864-2015.