This past Wednesday, Feb. 11th, I had a terrific meeting in Washington D.C. with staff from the Rails to Trails Conservancy. Kelly Pack, National Director of Trail Development and Jim Brown, Manager of Trail Development, and me talked over ways to further develop interest in completing the Grand History Trail. We came up with a list of activities for promotion in general, and opportunities for “branding” the concept through public and private partnerships. Ideally the two state commission, being formed by Representative Schreiber, would result in an organization devoted to seeing the project through to completion. Kelly has agreed to call together the original participants in the early discussions about the GHT. From this group, along with interested politicians from the commission, and committed private sponsors, we would form such an organization. All three of us thought this would be an important and needed stakeholders group.