Wabash Trace receives accolades


May 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SHENANDOAH – One of the best-kept secrets in southwest Iowa, the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, recently received national attention by being added to the National Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Hall of Fame. Bill Danforth, President of Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc., explained the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, based in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit organization that promotes railroad right-of-way conversion to trail use.

Danforth said the Trace received the honor for its success and significance. He said that because of the national recognition, the Trace will bring more tourist dollars to the communities situated on the Trace, like Shenandoah, Malvern, Imogene, Coin, and Blanchard.

In addition to an article in the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy magazine, the Trace will be presented with signage signaling it’s induction into the Hall of Fame.

– World-Herald News Service