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2023 Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit Request for Proposals

Seeking: session presenters for the September 17-19 Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit in Scranton, PA. Proposals will be accepted until April 12.

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Trails for All People: Guidance for Accessibility and Inclusive Design

This manual explores BMPs for pursuing the inclusive planning, design, construction, and management of pedestrian trails that are usable by all people.

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Who Does What?

Pennsylvania’s thousands of miles of greenways and land and water trails are created, maintained, and managed by scores of local trail groups, as well as local municipalities, counties, and state agencies.

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Trail of the Year

The Delaware Canal State Park Towpath is Pennsylvania’s 2022 Trail of the Year!

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Benefits of Trails

From higher property values to better health, trails provide numerous benefits.

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What’s a greenway?

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: http://www.greenways.com]