Partner With Us

NETT Coalition How to Donate

Partner with us to maintain the 134-mile NorthEast Texas Trail


Your donations are tax deductible.

We are a tax exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. If you would like a copy of our IRS letter of nonprofit determination, please click here. An acknowledgment will be sent for each donation to NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition (NETT), which includes a tax exemption note for your tax records.

Checks and money orders should be made payable to the NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition and mailed to:

NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition
P.O. Box 6172
Paris, TX  75461-6172

E-donations for the NorthEast Texas Trail can be made through PayPal. As required by law, annual information returns (IRS Form 990) for the NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition may be requested by writing to the IRS

Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Attn:  Freedom of Information Reading Room
1111 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20224

OR during regular business hours at the office of

Paul T Wells, CPA
1323 Lamar Ave, Ste D
Paris, TX  75460


Volunteer Opportunities on the NETT


Volunteering is the lifeblood of the NETT! The NETT Coalition welcomes volunteer efforts along the rail-banked corridors or through committee work.

The NETT Coalition Board has three committees open to members of the public. These committees currently meet quarterly, on the same day as the NETT Supporters Meeting.  If you have an interest in volunteering for one of these committees, please email the Committee Coordinator using the ‘Contact Us’ link on the homepage menu.


Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee’s purpose is education, advocacy, marketing strategy, and branding of the the NorthEast Texas Trail.

Jack Neal, NETT Coalition Executive Director, Outreach Committee Coordinator

The Outreach Committee consists of two sub-committees:

Technology & Social Media SubCommittee

The objective of this subcommittee is maintenance of the NETT Coalition Website and developing the NETT Coalition’s various social media platforms.

Drew Ruthart, SubCommittee Administrator

Kelly Whitley, SubCommittee Administrator

Communications & Marketing SubCommittee

This subcommittee’s priorities include media relations, community presentations, and NETT advocacy.  This subcommittee also develops materials such as brochures, pocket maps and various NETT merchandise.

Denise Swint, Bowie County Representative, SubCommittee Coordinator


Government & Legislative Committee

This committee serves as liason between the NETT Coalition and  local, State, and Federal government agencies and Legislators.

Jack Neal, NETT Coalition Executive Director, Committee Coordinator

Judge LD WIlliamson, City of Annona Representative, Government & Legislative SubCommittee Administrator

David Turner, City of New Boston Representative, Government & Legislative SubCommittee Administrator


Grants and Funding Committee

This committee seeks sources of funding through foundation grants and partnerships with various community benefactors.

Charles Edwards, Co-Coordinator

Mary Clark, Co-Coordinator


Design and Construction Committee

Creates and maintains a consistently favorable design of the physical attributes of the trail features to project a unified and consistent image of the NETT. Objectives include NETT signage, segment wayfinding signage, and trail corridor design attributes.

Tyler Creamer, At-Large Representative, Design and Construction Committee Co-Coordinator

Warren Casteel, Design and Construction Committee Co-Coordinator


Long Range Planning Committee

This committee aims to achieve the corporate, financial, and administrative goals of NETT. This is achieved by reviewing growth policies and plans, maintaining the organization’s charitable status, responsibly making use of donations and gifts and adhering to the mission and vision of the NETT organization.

Earl Erickson, Representative for Greater Paris Development Foundation, Long Range Planning Committee Co-Coordinator

Jack Neal, NETT Coalition Executive Director, Long Range Planning Committee Co-Coordinator

If you volunteer by helping to clear trail, sponsor an event on a segment, fundraise or volunteer in any other capacity, WE NEED TO LOG YOUR HOURS! An accurate accounting of volunteer hours is essential for grant applications, community presentations and volunteer recognition purposes. Please provide your volunteer hours for each segment of the trail via email to the Rail Bank Agency Representative for that section listed here.