Come learn how water trails are connecting people to waterways as practitioners describe their successful programs of developing and managing extensive water trails.
Speakers: Peter Hark, Operations Manager, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; James McNulty, Susquehanna River Water Trail Association; Angie Tornes, Natural & Recreation Resource Planner, National Park Service Rivers and Trails Program
Come learn how water trails are connecting people to waterways as practitioners describe their successful programs of developing and managing extensive water trails. This session will focus on three distinct programs, the Susquehanna River and brief mention of the Pennsylvania Water Trail Program, the Lake Superior Water Trail - an international and multi-state effort, and Minnesota's management of over 4,000 miles of Water Trails. Funding and completing water trails requires a strong vision, development of citizen and agency support, partnerships, unending persistence, and creativity. Learn how these components have resulted in water trails that have had positive ecological, economic and cultural benefits for the community, state, and region.
The trail system consists of two trails; the Wood Duck Trail and the Overlook Loop. The trails are near Yates Reservoir in Tallapoosa County.
Trails have the opportunity to seamlessly connect vast regions. They become the spine of an active transportation network, that connects people to areas beyond the trail’s reach.
Deb Hubsmith founded and guided the Safe Routes to School National Partnership for nearly 10 years. She started as a grassroots advocate and co-led the development of Marin County, California’s Safe Routes pilot program.
Working together for a sustainable system of trails.
Several themes emerged from this review of the e-bike literature. E-bike use has grown dramatically over the past decade and there is little evidence to suggest this growth will slow in the coming decade.