Frequently Asked Questions

How can I sign up for email updates?
Please visit our Email Registration page to sign up.
 
What type of organization is The Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails?
The Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails (FLRT) is a certified Michigan non-profit and has 501(c)3 Federal non-profit status.
 
Is the organization tied to any city, county or political party?
No. FLRT is a member driven organization that is truly comprised of users of the Regional Trails. We do have a City of Lansing Liaison and may add other municipal liaisons to the board as non-voting members. However we are not under the direction of any political party or municipal organization.
 
How was the board formed?
The FLRT board is comprised of people who responded to a call to action a year ago. There were over 200 responses, and a steering committee was formed based on the talent and resources needed to launch the organization. Today there are 10 charter board members who have drafted the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.
 
What is the minimum membership level?
Memberships are an annual cost of $20.00 and put you on our mailing list in perpetuity. Generous additional donations are appreciated and rewarded with great swag such as tech shirts and FLRT hoodies.
 
What will you do with these funds and with the annual gifts?
We are continuing to raise money through individuals and corporate gifts. The start-up costs for forming this organization were fronted 100% by our board and several corporate sponsors. As per our mission, we hope to raise funds annually for things like maintenance, signage, increased safety and increased funding of the Regional Trails. Also, we will need funds for insurance, postage and events.
 
How can I become involved?
By paying annual membership dues of $20 or more you can attend our annual membership meeting, which takes place in July of each year, and more immediately you may join a committee. Our board has three working committees: Marketing/Communications; Membership; and Development. All of these committees are chaired by board members but we hope to have strong membership participation from you, our members!
 
Where can I learn more about FLRT’s Mission and Activity?
Visit LansingTrails.org frequently for updates and for a board roster and our Mission Statement. Also, like us on Facebook for weekly updates about Regional Trail activity.
 
Are the FLRT by laws available?
Yes, here is a link to download them: Friends of the Lansing Regional Trail By Laws
 
Are the results of the 2015 FLRT survey still available?
Yes, please visit http://lansingtrails.org/Lansing-River-Trail-Priorities to view the final results