More recently, MUCH appreciated easements along the banks of the river have been granted by:
- Nina Patterson
- Geoff Brimhall
- Alan Stanco
- Steiner Corporation
- Custom Granite and Glass Inc. (Dollar) for $18,500.00
- Ernie and Cara Martin, so that the trail can be completed between Berg Park and Boyd Park.
The River Reach Foundation is still in need of easements along the banks of the Animas downstream of the trail which ends 1100 feet downstream of Boyd Park. The goal is to extend the trail along the banks of the Animas to the confluence with the San Juan River, at which point the botanical garden will be established by Jeff Neidhardt M.D.