John Simmerman of Active Towns to Deliver 2023 Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit Keynote Address

WeConservePA and the programming committee for the 2023 Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit (September 17-19, Scranton) announced their selection for keynote speaker: John Simmerman of Active Towns.

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Greenways are corridors of land recognized for their ability to connect people and places together. These ribbons of open space are located within linear corridors that are either natural, such as rivers and streams, or manmade, such as abandoned railroad beds and utility corridors. Greenways, as vegetated buffers protect natural habitats, improve water quality and reduce the impacts of flooding in floodplain areas. Most greenways contain trails, which enhance existing recreational opportunities, provide routes for alternative transportation, and improve the overall quality of life in an area. [source:]