Devou Good Project, Inc. Releases the Devou Park Backcountry Trails 2017 Economic Impact Study

(Covington, KY)—The Devou Good Project, Inc. (DGP) announces the release of the Devou Park Backcountry Trail System Economic Impact Study completed in fall of 2017. The report calculates the economic value of the 12-mile trail system to be $1.8 million annually. The Trail System sees 35,000 visits a year, each with an average soft goods spend of $13.00 at local restaurants and bars afterwards. Users report spending $1500/year on equipment and other hard good purchases. To read the detailed report and recommendations visit https://www.devougood.com/trails.

Matt Butler, DGP member and author of the study believes the importance of the Trail System speaks for itself. “The benefit of our trails extends beyond the known values of health and recreation opportunities for our community. Trails are a valuable public economic asset and as such, we as a community need to invest our time and our dollars into their maintenance.”

 

The Devou Good Project, Inc. believes building relationships through collaboration is key to bringing positive change to our community. The founding members of DGP are skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Collectively they bring skills and experience from public relations, marketing, the arts, business/entrepreneurism and education fields. This diversified skill set is a valuable resource to the agencies they assist.

Braxton Brewery and DevouGrass Colaborate on DevouBrew

The DevouGrass Music and Arts Festival may be a little more than a month away, but fans can support the cause starting Friday, August 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Covington’s Braxton Brewing Company during the tapping release party for DevouBrew, Braxton's Golden Cream Ale, Storm, infused with cucumbers, lime, and mint. The refreshing, end-of-summer beer will be available in the taproom, while supplies last, until the DevouGrass Music and Arts Festival takes place in September. Braxton Brewing will donate $1 from the sale of every DevouBrew pint to the DevouGrass festival’s charities.

DevouGrass Festival Expanding, Announces Music Lineup

The second annual DevouGrass Music and Arts Festival will be held at Covington’s Devou Park Bandshell on September 26, 2015. The family-friendly fest will remain free to attend and feature music, artisan craft vendors, food trucks, and entertainment for kids of all ages. Proceeds will once again be donated to Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky for youth substance abuse disorder programs.

NKY Nonprofit Offering $50K in Exchange for Big Ideas

In honor of Covington’s Bicentennial, the Devou Good Project Inc. has furthered its mission to help the city thrive by inviting nonprofits and other community-based groups to enter The Covington Project Contest. The contest seeks to help qualifying organizations get a community betterment project completed. The project is open exclusively to groups with ideas that will benefit the community of Covington, Kentucky such as festivals, awareness campaigns, school initiatives, beautification projects, park space and projects that come to the aid of people directly. The DGP does not issue grants, but instead provides expertise, labor, management and materials to make the winning project(s) become reality.

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Eat, Drink, and Do Good at DevouGrass

If you, like me, feel a stirring deep in your soul at the sound of a banjo (or the sight of a child dancing with reckless abandon to said banjo), then don’t miss the DevouGrass festival on October 4 at Devou Park in Covington. Festivities begin at noon and continue until dusk, featuring food trucks, kids activities, vendors, and live music of the bluegrass, Americana, folk and newgrass varieties (I had to Google “newgrass,” and I’m stoked) .