The Friends of Peppi’s Woods group has been awarded $3,523 from the Department of Neighborhoods’ 2014 Small and Simple Projects Fund.

The money will go toward improving the existing north trail of Peppi’s Woods in Leschi, with trail modifications and native plantings around the native madrone trees.

Recipients of the Neighborhood Matching Fund match their awards through a combination of locally raised money, donated materials and expertise, and volunteer labor. The Friends of Peppi’s Woods pledged $5,294 in material and volunteer hours.