Public demand for trails of all types is outstripping current levels of funding.
by Ken Bryan, RTC Director - Florida, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Laura Cohen, Director, Western Region, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Carl Knoch, Manager of Trail Development - Northeast Regional Office, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Leeann Sinpatanasakul, Advocacy Coordinator, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
Public demand for trails of all types is outstripping current levels of funding. From Pennsylvania to Florida to California, trail advocates are developing innovative and successful strategies for expanding state-level trails funding. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has been a lead partner in three such efforts since the International Trails Symposium of 2013. Join three RTC field directors for the inside scoop on how three very different campaigns were conceived, organized, tactically driven, and executed.
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