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Getting Involved: Become a Member

The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) was the first successful "rails-to-trails" conversion in the United States and inspired a national rail-to-trail movement in the United States in the mid-1960s.

There are many reasons why you should join The Illinois Prairie Path not-for-profit corporation. Your tax-deductible contribution will be used for a number of worthwhile projects. To join The Illinois Prairie Path not-for-profit corporation, please use the online form below.

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online membership form

I am applying for new membership
I am renewing my membership
This is a gift membership

Select membership type:

Sponsor - $1000
Lifetime - $500
Trail Blazer - $100
Family - $50
Member - $25

Your information:

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IPP Trail Advocate Program

The Trail Advocate Program of the Illinois Prairie Path not-for-profit corporation (IPPc) provides an opportunity for members to be more actively engaged in the mission of the IPPc by participating in advocate groups approved and recognized by the Board of Directors of the IPPc.

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mail-in membership form

If you are more comfortable joining by mail, a printable mail-in membership application form is available in PDF format.

Membership Application (PDF)

Mail your completed membership form along with payment to the following address:

Illinois Prairie Path
not-for-profit corporation
c/o: membership
PO Box 1086
Wheaton, IL 60187