Water Trails & Paddling

 

Water Trail Toolkit

GA Water Trails

This toolkit is designed to give you a step-by-step guide to developing a water trail. Whether you have an established trail or are developing a new water trail on your local waterway, this toolkit should provide you with some guidance.

The first step to getting a water trail in your community is to evaluate the resources available, river access and the potential economic return for the community. Use this planning checklist ‘newtrailchecklist’ to help you get started. We also have a list of budget items ‘budgetitems’ you may consider while evaluating your resources.

 

PLANNING

RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

PUBLIC INFORMATION

CONSERVATION & STEWARDSHIP

‘Get your Community Involved! Lessons Learned on the River’– Bonny Putney

‘How River Restoration Can Play a Vital Role in a Healthy Water Trail’ – Robby Bowen

Is Dam Removal Right for Your River? – Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy

From Lemons to Clean Water – Katherine Baer

EDUCATION

The water trail users are provided with opportunities to learn about the value of water resources, cultural heritage, boating skills, and outdoor ethics.

TRAIL MAINTENANCE

There is a demonstrated ability to support routine and long-term maintenance investments on the water trail. Facilities are designed, constructed, and maintained by incorporating sustainability principles.

Georgia River Network
Earth Share
Paddle Georgia
Georgia Water Trails
Hidden Gem
Georgia Water Coalition

 

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