If you wish to donate to the WYTC, please send a check to WYTC, 111 Collinsburg Rd, West Newton, PA 15089. Normally you could stop in the Visitor's Center, but at this time it is closed due to COVID-19. All funds help to maintain the Trail so that users like you can enjoy every minute of their ride or walk. 501(c) 3 donations are tax-deductible. Thank you!
Also, non-monetary donations are always welcome. The WYTC can continue its great job of trail maintenance and improvement only with member support. If you have some specialized piece of equipment that you no longer use or need, please contact the WYTC prior to discarding it. Donations of services are also welcome. If you have the skills or abilities in welding, fabrication, woodworking, carpentry, mechanical maintenance, etc. and would like to help the WYTC, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can contact you.
The WYTC Memorial and Dedicated Bench Programs have honored many Trail users and supporters. Memorial benches are placed to commemorate the life of a deceased loved one who had a connection to the Yough River Trail (YRT) or to the communities adjacent to the trail. Dedicated benches proclaim the financial, volunteer, or moral support given to the YRT by individuals or organizations. The standard design benches are individually handcrafted and installed by the volunteer WYTC Maintenance Crew. They are constructed of long-life pressure treated lumber. The custom-made memorial plaques that are installed on the benches are made of high-quality non-corroding aluminum. The plaques can be personalized with the name and a background graphic.
The cost of a memorial bench is $500. Maintenance and repair to a bench required to repair damage, man-made or natural, is covered by the WYTC for a period of ten years. Plaques will be replaced once during the ten-year period if damaged or stolen. The WYTC Maintenance Team can make repairs after ten years if the purchaser pays for materials.
To date, many Memorial and Dedicated benches have been placed. Additional sites are available along the 10.5-mile Westmoreland Section of the Yough River Trail/Great Allegheny Passage. If you are interested in more information on placement of a memorial bench contact the WYTC at the RTC Visitor Center, 111 Collinsburg Road, West Newton, PA. The office is open from 11 am to 4 pm weekdays. Or, you can call the office during those hours at 724-872-5586