As a small non-profit, our mission is driven by the hard work and generosity of volunteers, partners, funders, and grantees who understand that beautiful parks, open spaces, and well-maintained trails are at the very foundation of a physically, mentally, and economically healthy community.
Our wild spaces are what makes the Mat-Su unique. Countless outdoor activities help drive our local economy – attracting thousands of visitors every year, increasing the quality of life, driving better health outcomes, and increasing property values for those who call the Mat-Su home.
Our accessible parks and trails allow everyone to enjoy the outdoors--from newborns to seniors, regardless of their ability. The result of our work is healthier and more active residents and more connected local neighborhoods.
Our world-class trails allow residents and visitors to enjoy the diverse landscape of our valley. Hikers, equestrians, sportsmen, cross-country skiers, bicyclists, mushers, snowmobilers, ATV riders, photographers and more can experience the best outdoor areas in the world on trails that consider their unique needs.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
When you donate to the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation you are supporting access for everyone into wild and beautiful places in Alaska. We fund parks for families, trails for seniors, access for hunting, fishing, and horseback riding, trails for backcountry adventurers, as well as strong stewardship that translates into maintenance for our new and existing world-class trails. Thank you for your support!
The Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation has funded more trail and park projects in 2020 than ever before! If you’re able, consider donating to the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation with Pick.Click.Give. so we can give our trails and parks even more love in 2021!
See the projects we’ve funded in 2020 -> https://matsutrails.org/news-and-events/dec2020/
Putting your dollars into recreation translates into huge impact, some examples below:
• $3.2 Billion Annual Recreation Revenue to the MatSu (and still growing)
• $9.5 Million Estimated Annual Savings in Healthcare Costs
• $16.9 Million Estimated Annual Wild Food Harvesting
• 37% of the value of the MatSus residential tax base
• 13% of the Alaska economy and more than 20,000 jobs in Southcentral
This investment means more than just park and trail construction and maintenance. It will create jobs, support community health, increase adjacent property values, and lead to greater happiness for local residents. For every dollar spent on a parks or trails in the Mat-Su, there is a return of five dollars in health cost savings, economic benefit, and increased property values.