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The Greenways and Trails program is here to encourage Tennessee communities to save their special green spaces, to promote the volunteer spirit of Tennesseans and to work to preserve and conserve the natural and cultural resources that make each community in our state special.

Greenways and Trails Ė Building Healthy Communities
October 8-10, 2007

Come to Germantown, Tennessee and see all the exciting work that has been accomplished or is in the planning stages in West Tennessee.

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Walk the Germantown/Collierville greenway trails, canoe on the Wolf River or check out the Riverwoods State Natural Area. Donít miss the Memphis BBQ dinner on Tuesday night and learn how public participation really does bring projects to reality. Find out how non profit conservation organizations are partnering with public agencies to preserve the best of West Tennessee.

This Greenways and Trails Institute is directed at park and recreation professionals, city and county mayors and elected officials along with citizens interested in starting and developing greenways and trails in their communities.

Questions? call 615-532-0748.

HELP! RES is developing an updated database of hard surfaced greenway trails in preparation for the 2007 Tennessee Greenways and Trails Plan. Check out the link, 2007 Greenway Trails Database, to see if your community has a greenway trail. If you know of a trail that is not on the list, please contact Bob Richards at [email protected] so it can be included in the database.

Greenways have been defined in the Tennessee Greenways and Trails Plan as linear open spaces established along either a natural corridor, such as a riverfront, stream valley or ridgeline, or overland along a railroad right-of-way converted to recreational use, a canal, scenic road or other route.

Greenways can be any natural or landscaped area that allows for pedestrian or bicycle passage; an open-space corridor that can link parks, nature preserves, historic or cultural features, schools and neighborhoods with each other. Greenway trails can be used for alternative transportation, recreation and health/fitness activities.

Please contact the Tennessee Greenways and Trails Coordinator via this webpage if you have questions or need assistance with greenway planning, trail construction or other natural resources related issues.