BRTA has received a generous bequeathment from Ruth Sheller and established a permanent endowment fund to be used consistent with BRTA’s mission “to promote, develop and maintain trails for non-motorized recreation and transportation activities in and near Red Lodge, for the purpose of improving the quality of life and health of both residents and visitors.”

Ruth was widely known for her warmth, spirit, strength, wit, costume parties, gardener’s animosity towards deer, and wild hats. Among her many other adventures, she was quite the hiker being a longtime member of the Red Lodge Hiking Club.

BRTA has partnered with the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation (RLACF) and the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) in establishing and administering BRTA’s Endowment Fund. MCF is the statewide steward of more than 1,000 charitable funds and planned gifts. RLACF is assisting BRTA in the administration and promotion of the Fund and provides a relationship with the local nonprofit community in the Red Lodge and Carbon County area.

Your thoughtful gift means greater trail opportunities for hikers, skiers, bicyclists and horse riders in our area.