Strong partnerships are an essential ingredient in building a healthy trail system.
Speakers: Ilyssa Manspeizer, Director, Park Development and Conservation, Mount Washington Community Development Corporation; Kathryn Hunninen, Manager, Park and Community Sustainability, Mount Washington Community Development Corporation; Rob Spath, Executive Director - SW Conservation Corps – Sonoran Desert; Michael Swanberg, Project Coordinator - SW Conservation Corps – Sonoran Desert; Russell Dickerson, Program Coordinator, Coconino Rural Environment Corps; Ben Thomas, Program Director, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Strong partnerships are an essential ingredient in building a healthy trail system. Discover how to build these partnerships and keep them strong. Examples will include how partnering with the National Conservation Corps can help you complete your trail projects and how Corps support youth and community development. If you’re outside a Conservation Corps area, learn how creativity played a role in a community development corporation’s ability to build and maintain partnerships, competitively secure funding, and maximize the long-term benefits of the Emerald Trail Corps green jobs program. Short presentations will be coupled with a facilitated group discussion to encourage participants to leverage the larger group’s knowledge to share their own partnership stories, discus challenges, solutions, and successes. You will go home with concrete ideas for cultivating meaningful partnerships that last, refining those that aren’t currently working, and maybe even meet a new partner at the session!
Westchester County New York and Friends of Westchester County Parks, in collaboration with Westchester County Parks, announce collaboration with Smart Outdoor to enhance 34.6-mile running trail.
American Trails will now be hosting the International Trails Symposium in February of 2022. By moving to this later date we are able to maintain an in-person symposium for those who can travel to Reno.
This survey aims to quantify the capacity of the trails community to build, maintain, and develop trails now, and to provide input to GAOA and LWCF funding.
A trail need not be over 100 miles in length to become a travel destination. Plenty of people desire shorter trail experiences and are willing to design a trip around them just the same.