The mission of the Palouse to Cascades Coalition is to promote development and use of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, including any connecting trails that benefit this trail.Specifically we work through grass roots support, legislative action, fund raising, and volunteer efforts to complete, maintain, and improve the Palouse to Cascades TrailThe Palouse to Cascades Trail Coalition (previously the Friends of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail Organization) was formed in January, 2016 with the goal of representing a broad statewide and national interest in the trail. We are a nonprofit, all volunteer 501(c)3 organization registered as a tax exempt charitable organization with the IRS. The PTCT Coalition is a member of Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition. Board meetings are held online the first Thursday of every odd month.
Our board members are dedicated to the improvement and development of the trail. We are always looking for others interested in joining our team as well. Board positions are up for election every two years, but new members may be nominated and elected by the Board at any time. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering or joining our team.Our team:
Officers:Chairman - Marilyn HedgesVice Chair - Tom Short
Treasurer - Fred WertSecretary - Nan Konishi
Mark Borleske - Rail Historian
Tom Short - Trail improvementsShelly BowmanJim O'HareFor questions or information, email us at
These organizations support the mission of the Palouse to Cascades Trail Coalition and have agreed to work cooperatively towards that mission.
John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders
Cascade Rail Foundation
Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes
Back Country Horsemen of Washington
Washington State Parks Foundation
Friends of the Tekoa Trestle
Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization
Rail Trail Planning Services