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The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail joined the National Trails System following designation by Congress in 2006. The trail helps visitors experience, envision, understand, and protect what the explorers and inhabitants of the region encountered 400 years ago.
Given the 3,000 mile scope and diverse resources, the trail is being developed and managed in segments. Managed by the National Park Service in collaboration with many partners, this 3000 mile water trail follows the routes of Captain John Smith’s exploration of the Chesapeake in 1607‐ 1609.
The tidal James River is the first stretch of the trail for which a segment plan is being developed. This plan outlines how the trail could be enhanced along the James – from Richmond to the route 17 bridge near Newport News – over the next few years.
This plan describes a core approach in some depth. The approach, and a draft of the plan, were also discussed in depth at a stakeholder workshop held in July 2011. The pages that follow provide:
• An introduction to the trail’s foundation – its significance, resources and themes (Section 1);
• A description of the five initial focus areas and the concepts for enhancing them (Section 2);
• A discussion of overarching strategies for supporting and linking the trail (Section 3); and
• An outline of potential trail partnerships and actions for implementation (Section 4).
Published December 2011
iZone Imaging Brings Bugtopia to Life Through Signage
iZone Imaging’s High Pressure Laminate brings to life the interpretive signage throughout the Brawn Family Foundation Bugtopia Playground at the Calgary Zoo. The signs are eco-friendly and can withstand the high traffic interactive area over time. (Sponsored Content)
Signage Solutions for Every Trail System
Pannier is the leading manufacturer of signs, panels, exhibit bases, and frames. With a full line of exhibit bases, there is a product for every trail and wayside application.
This National Sign Guidebook presents information for planning, designing, fabricating, procuring, installing, and maintaining signs in a clear, complete, and user friendly format.
The purpose of this document is to provide the required tools for trail planners, designers, and contractors to deploy a cohesive trail signage program throughout the City of San José’s Trail Network.