Peggy Prowe

former board member

Peggy Prowe is a retired physical educator who taught for 33 years in Kansas and at Carleton College and guided student canoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). She was a member of the Northfield City Council from 1990 to 2000 and is currently a board member of the Mill Towns Trail Friends. She served two years as the chair of the Southeastern Minnesota Association of Regional Trails (SMART) and is a statewide trails advocate.

Peggy is a longtime member of Parks & Trails Council. Peggy volunteers for the Rotary, the Senior Center and the Northfield Park Board. She was married to Diethelm Prowe, a history professor at Carleton College, until his death in 2015. Peggy and Diethelm have a son and daughter-in-law living in Washington, D.C. and a daughter and granddaughter living in Oakland, California.

Peggy lists several pastimes, including: biking, gardening, traveling throughout Europe and advocating for trails. Peggy’s main interest now is the Mill Towns Trail where she envisions the day when the trail will connect the Sakatah/Singing Hills Trail in Faribault with the Cannon Valley Trail in Cannon Falls.

In 2015 Peggy Prowe received the Reuel Harmon Award from Parks & Trails Council for her outstanding advocacy for the creation of paved trails across Minnesota, and in particular for the Mill Towns State Trail.

View Peggy’s profile in our Reuel Harmon Award