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Friends of the East Branch Trail

Building Support for the East Branch DuPage River Trail (EBDRT)

DuPage County Seeking Your Input on New Trails Plan

DuPage County is creating a new trails plan to guide maintenance of three major regional trails under its managment. Read the plan and provide your feedback.

DuPage County Seeking Your Input

DuPage County is working on a new comprehensive long range plan to guide the County through 2029. Click here to learn more and add your thoughts for the future of our community.

Sign The Petition

The petition continues to be our biggest advocacy tool. 

Big News!

The Friends of the East Branch DuPage River Trail (EBDRT) are thrilled to learn that DuPage County is being awarded a $1.5 million federal appropriation from the United States government in support of development toward the East Branch DuPage River Trail (EBDRT). The funding was part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 from the Community Project Funding Program through the office of Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06).

DuPage County Director of Transportation Christopher C. Snyder, P.E., said, “The funding will allow for studies to move forward for that section of the EBDRT from the Illinois Prairie Path south to Illinois 56 (Butterfield Road) and will including engineering, environmental reviews, stakeholder engagement and public/community participation.” Click to read full text of official press release.

Click here to write a quick thank you to our elected officials.

Our Mission

The Friends of the East Branch DuPage River Trail are volunteers who advocate for the completion and maintenance of a greenway trail along the East Branch DuPage River. Our mission is to support DuPage County’s comprehensive long-range plan ensuring health, environmental economic and social benefits to the residents of DuPage County. 

About the Trail

See our MAPS & WHY BUILD THE TRAIL? section for more!

About the Friends of the EBDRT

See OUR PROGRESS section for more!

How YOU can help build the East Branch Trail

Click the button to sign the Petition


This is our MOST EFFECTIVE advocacy tool! You can download a paper copy to collect signatures. Contact us for where to send full pages. We can even pick them up!

Share your EBDRT excitement with the decision makers

Reach out to the elected officials who can make this trail a reality. Hearing directly from supporters helps keep momentum for the project. Click here for a list of who to contact and a sample message. 


Help spread the word and show your support to the world with your very own yard sign! Trail friends are asking for $10 donations to help off set the costs of the signs, but your donation is voluntary. If you'd like to help distribute signs to others, let us know!! 


Donate via Zelle (to TheTrailBetween@gmail.com), Check, Cash (upon pick up or delivery)