Water Trails that Work: Discovering the Keys to a Successful Water Trail
October 13, 2012
This Water Trails Workshop was specifically geared to assist the Yellow and South River in their efforts to become established water trails. However, the material was useful to many other developing and established water trail groups as the framework for the workshop will be based on the National Water Trails System’s Criteria for Best Management Practices.
Learn about the economic benefits and local gains that can come from promoting river recreation in communities and how water trails can be effective in bringing tourism, getting communities on their local waterways, and promoting conservation.
Recreational usage along the Chattahoochee Valley Blueway increases exponentially each year. Learn how new and existing access points have been adapted and improved and how developing safe/formal passage around two dam structures will open the water trail to a variety of recreation experiences from snorkeling underwater archaeological sites to bird watching.
Find out the benefits of community involvement by using Rivers Alive waterway cleanups, working with partners and celebrating what is special about your water trail. Case studies will be highlighted and you will receive hands on information you can put to use immediately in your community.
Learn about EPD and GRN’s collaborative Interactive Water Trail Map Project, the useful information that will be accessible to the public online, and how you can ensure your water trail map is added to our database.
Take a brief tour through GRN’s Water Trails Website, the official clearinghouse for finding info about all of the established and developing water trails in the State, as well as a useful toolkit for those water trails still in the conceptual phase.