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published Jun 15, 2020

NWTS Best Management Practices

Best Management Practice Goal: The water trail actively engages local communities and trail users, who provide support and advocacy for the maintenance and stewardship of the water trail.


published Jun 1, 2013

Prepare to Launch!

by National Park Service

Guidelines for accessing, designing, and building launch sites for carry-in watercraft.


published Apr 26, 2010

Water Trail Planning 101

by National Park Service

A quick how to guide for developing water trails


published Jun 1, 2010

Developing Water Trails in Iowa

Practical guidelines and templates for planning, site design, signage and construction in the state of Iowa.


published Aug 2, 2019

Why Water Trails are Better Than Land Trails

by Mike Passo with American Trails

A totally unbiased analysis by a kayaker with a disability.


published Dec 18, 2018

Greater Des Moines Water Trails Economic Impact Study

Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows.


published Sep 1, 2002

Case Studies of Water Trail Impacts on Rural Communities

by Lindsy Johnson, MCRP

Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.


published Jan 1, 2014

Strategy and Plan of Action for The Water Trails Community

Water trails are a unique form of recreation – in its simplest form it consists of floating with minor balance and navigation. However, the ability to reach the water’s edge is probably one of the largest obstacles to participation.


published Aug 1, 2015

An Economic Argument for Water Trails

by River Management Society

This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.


published Aug 17, 2018

Low water stream crossings for trails and greenways

by Stuart Macdonald

Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.


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Conservation Districts of Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Conservation Districts of Iowa supports the soil and water conservation districts through public education, acknowledgement, commissioner development, policy, on-the-ground conservation, conservation practice promotion, ...


315 E. 5th, Suite 134, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 289-8300 • [email protected]

EZ Dock

Monett, Missouri

As one of the top floating dock manufacturers in the world, EZ Dock is the solution of choice for the most discriminating customers. EZ Dock products at marinas, military installations, government facilities, restaurants...


878 HWY 60, Monett, Missouri 65708
U.S. / Canada: (800) 654-8168 | International: +1 417 235 2223 | Europe: +46 (0) 380 47 300

RIVERSPORT Foundation

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Our story began in 2005 with a floating dock, a handful of rowing shells, a shipping container for storage and a plan to build a boathouse on the newly rejuvenated Oklahoma River. The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation w...


800 Riversport Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73129
(405) 552-4040 • [email protected]

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