On April 14, 2015, the Bond Foundation awarded the City of Oconto Parks & Recreation Department a $4,000 grant to purchase the materials to build a boardwalk along the scenic River Trail at Copper Culture State Park. The scenic River Trail is a one-mile loop enjoyed by hikers, nature-lovers, and fisherman. A 200 ft. section of the park often interferes with these activities due to its tendency to accumulate water. The construction of the boardwalk ensured users access to trails in the park for jogging, walking their pets and educating their children about nature and the history of the Copper Culture people.
The project was completed by many volunteers and the Oconto Boy Scouts in conjunction with the Oconto Parks and Recreation Department and with the approval of the Wisconsin DNR. Oconto High School student, Graham Welch, was integral to the success of this project and used it to obtain his Eagle Scout status.