Oct. 3, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend received special recognition this week as an Ice Age Trail Community.
The Certificate of Special Senatorial Recognition read: Congratulations on your recognition by the Ice Age Trail Alliance as an Ice Age Trail Community. Thank you for your deep respect for the rich history of this area and your commitment to enhancing awareness of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Signed United States Senator Ron Johnson.
Dist. 6 alderman Steve Hoogester presented the announcement during the Common Council meeting.
In June 2017 the West Bend Common Council approved the Ice Age Trail Alliance property acquisition on Highway 33.
The woodsy lot belonged to the Living Trust of Sharon E. Marth. The parcel was sold June 1, 2017 for $360,000 to the Ice Age Trail Alliance, Inc., A Wisconsin Corporation.
Mike Wollmer, executive director with Ice Age Trail Alliance, said the acquisition of the Marth property will extend the trail from Ridge Run Park out to Highway 33. “It will eliminate the long road walk that currently exists between Camp Silverbrook and Highway 33,” he said.