Linking Arizona Communities Past and Present
This presentation will show how the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail is evolving into a trail tourist destination
Speakers: Bob Cothern, Board member, Volunteer Coordinator, Black Canyon Trail Coalition; Linda Slay, President, Black Canyon Trail Coalition; Troy Rarick, Founder/General Manager, Over the Edge Sports
This presentation will show how the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail is evolving into a trail tourist destination through collaboration of government agencies, non-profit organizations, trail user groups, and communities. The desire is to encourage other trail managers and organizations to develop trail tourism in their areas as a way to provide healthy outdoor activities and a foundation for economic development.
Help the trails community demonstrate its ability to put America back to work and deliver the benefits of trails to all communities.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.
Trails are invaluable assets to any community, and when it comes to procuring funding, building coalitions, providing the best trail access, and more, trail research is one of the best tools available for showing that worth.
Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.