How to Donate

How You Can Help

donationsThe General Dacey Trail is made possible by the generous support of federal, state, and local funds for the development of multi-use recreational trails.

Beyond these major gifts, countless volunteers have spent their Saturday mornings clearing brush, planting trees, and helping with on-going maintenance of the trail; and still others have given generous gifts for memorial benches, trees, signage, and other trail related equipment like bike racks and the Dacey Gator.

The local staff of the Corps of Engineers and the City of Shelbyville Park Crew are vital partners of the Dacey Trail Project, as are the staff at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Memorial Gifts to the Trail

Memorial Benches

memorial-bench-donationsThe General Dacey Trail Committee is pleased to offer Memorial Benches on the General Dacey Trail.

To cover the cost, the suggested donation is $460.00. This gift would include a bench and a memorial plaque.

Tree Memorials

The General Dacey Trail Committee is pleased to offer Memorial Tree plantings on the General Dacey Trail.

Donors can select the type of tree to be planted and choose the location on the trail.

To cover the cost, the suggested donation is $460.00. This gift would include a grove of trees and a memorial plaque.

Listed below are the tree options that we have available to choose from.

  • White Flowering Dogwood
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Winterberry
  • Red Maple
  • Red Oak
  • White Pine

General Donations

General Donations for the on-going development and maintenance of the trail are accepted as well.

Please contact Jerry at 217 774-4001 if you wish to make a donation.

If you want to make a financial donation via any major credit card, you can do so by clicking the link below.