Blue Trails Protecting watersheds, connecting communities.
Conway – American Rivers released the results of a recent poll today that was conducted by American Viewpoint in Horry and Georgetown Counties concerning the Waccamaw River. Overwhelming majorities (93% total) in both counties believe it is very or somewhat important to protect the Waccamaw River. The main reasons for protecting the river were because… Read more »
Today we released the results of a poll we completed on a Blue Trail we are creating in South Carolina, the Waccamaw River Blue Trail. I had the opportunity last night to share with the Horry County Council the results from that poll, which asked 500 residents in Horry and Georgetown counties for their opinion… Read more »
Citizens of South Carolina received some good news earlier this fall. The Congaree National Park, the highlight of the Congaree River Blue Trail, is getting bigger. Through the Leadership of Senator Lindsay Graham and Representative James Clyburn, Congress voted to fund the expansion of South Carolina’s only National Park by 2,000 acres. The expansion will… Read more »
Washington- Two American Rivers’ staff members will present on the connection between blue trails, the water equivalent of hiking trails, and land protection during the Southeastern Water Trails Forum. Matt Rice, Associate Director of Southeast Conservation, and Staci Williams, Waccamaw River Blue Trail Organizer, will present on October 29th from 3:15-4:45 at the Chattanooga Marriot…. Read more »
Several months ago we blogged about a report released by the Outdoor Resources Review Group that supports American Rivers’ vision of creating a nationwide system of blue trails. Blue trails are the water equivalent to hiking trails. They link together communities and provide families opportunities to have fun outside, not to mention invaluable services like… Read more »
From Delmarvanow.com: Bethany Beach Wave: Ocean City, MD – A local environmental advocacy group wants to turn the site of a former dump into a spot where kayakers can explore the area’s coastal bays. Representatives from the Maryland Coastal Bays Program are scheduled to ask Ocean City’s Town Council for permission to create at the… Read more »
Register today for the 4th Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference to be held October 25-28, 2009 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Come join trail planners, builders, and advocates from eight Midwest states as we discuss all aspects of trail building, operation, and maintenance. Click here for the brochure and registration form. Early registration has been extended to… Read more »
Last week I attended a public meeting hosted by the Army Corp of Engineers where they discussed one of their recent reports concerning a possible canal on the Waccamaw River to reduce flooding. The study concluded that the cost, both economic and environmental, would make such a canal unrealistic. Though I sympathize with the landowners… Read more »
The Congaree Blue Trail offers paddlers 50 miles of urban adventure, countless sandbars, high bluffs, extensive floodplain habitats, and the largest continuous tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the U.S. Amongst the beautiful vistas, and historical sites, discover what the Congaree Blue Trail holds for you.