How We Did It and How Your Community Can Also Do It
25 years in planning and building a four-county and bi-state trails system.
Presenters: Mel Huie, Regional Trails Coordinator, Oregon Metro; Mike Houck, Director, Urban Greenspaces Institute; David Cohen, Program Coordinator, The Intertwine Alliance
Metro and more than 30 local, regional, state, federal, and private partners have worked together over the past 25 years in planning and building a four-county and bi-state trails system. It now covers nearly 400 miles of regional trails, which connect to hundreds of miles of local and community trails. This alliance to plan, design, fund, build, and maintain a network of trails is under a coordinated regional plan which addresses local needs and concerns while maintaining regional trail standards.
The Lion's Tale is a National Recreation Trail that is specially designed to create a sensory experience for the visually impaired. Through a special mascot, Lop Ears the Mountain Lion, the trail tells a story using braille as well as other sensory methods.
Help the trails community demonstrate its ability to put America back to work and deliver the benefits of trails to all communities.
In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.
The results are in! Here are our picks from the 275 photos submitted for the 2019 photo contest.