Who Are We?

...and what we do

Who We Are

The Friends of Badger State Trail (FOBT) is a non-profit 501©3 organization that works in concert with the Department of Natural Resources to enhance usage and the physical aspects of the trail, as well as educating trail users on the history of this trail.

We engage in a wide variety of activities ranging from fund-raising for the trail, construction of physical facilities such as trailhead shelters, and informational kiosks to working with communities along the 40-mile trail from Madison to the Illinois border, where Badger connects to the Jane Addams Trail in Illinois.

Our activities are funded mainly by revenues from sale of trail passes, contributions and grants obtained for special projects. We conduct an annual Trail Explorer program designed to increase public use of the trail and knowledge about the history of the communities along the trail on the part of the trail users.

Meetings are held quarterly in Monroe, Monticello, Belleville and Fitchburg. Business is also conducted electronically between formal meetings.

Since we are a 501©3 organization, contributions to FOBT are tax deductible.


Support the Badger State Trail by becoming a member!

$10 / Individual
$15 / Household
$8 / Senior (over 55)
$20 / Business

Your membership fee supports Badger Trail activities and trail improvements and is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Download a membership form here.

Our Board Members

Dan Sullivan, President

John Glynn, Vice President

Sharon Kaminecki, Secretary

Christine Belle, Treasurer

Ron Kaminecki, Member at Large

Anne Sullivan, Member at Large

Hans Bernet, Member at Large