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Midwest Region Related Organizations

The links below will connect you to websites of interest to the regional rail-trail community. Each site will open in a new window.

A federation of 25 nonprofit organizations, collaborating to link Ohio citizens with Ohio conservation and environmental organizations - providing citizens with opportunities to support the protection of Ohio's environmental health. Primary activities include educating the public about the program activities of our beneficiary organizations and partnering with Ohio employers in their hosting of annual community charity support campaigns that provide employees with the option of pledging a payroll deducted gift to EFO and our beneficiary member organizations.

MTGA is a nonprofit organization that fosters and facilitates the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for recreation, health, transportation, economic development and environmental/cultural preservation purposes.

Created in 1949 by the Ohio Legislature, ODNR's mission is to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.

ODOT serves Ohio by planning, building and maintaining a safe, efficient, accessible transportation system that integrates highway, rail, air, transit and water networks to foster economic growth and personal travel. ODOT pledges to be open and responsive to stakeholder's needs and to interact with all local and federal governmental entities to coordinate the funding of maintenance and new construction, and provide technical administrative assistance.


The Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, Inc. (OPRA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of the wise use of leisure and the sound stewardship of Ohio's recreation, park, and natural resources.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Ct., NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
+1-202-331-9696