Blue Trails

Connecting Communities and Improving Recreation through River Protection

This presentation will teach water trail developers how to improve recreation and increase access by integrating conservation and restoration goals into their water trails plans.

Speakers: Matt Rice, Associate Director, Southeast Conservation, American Rivers; Judy Steckler, Executive Director, Land Trust for Mississippi Coastal Plain; Jane Polansky, Scenic Rivers Administrator, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

This presentation will teach water trail developers how to improve recreation and increase access by integrating conservation and restoration goals into their water trails plans. We will explore the unique partnerships being formed and approaches being taken in South Carolina, Tennessee, and along the Mississippi Gulf coast to educate, enlighten, and inspire folks about the wonders of the waterways and the importance they play in natural drainage and ecosystem health. Information on developing public access areas to rivers, streams, and lakes as well as ways to engage landowners, communities, land trusts, and others will also be shared during this session.

 

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