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Greenways Going Strong

Working together makes great things happen! Over the past year the Land Trust has worked with city officials, business leaders, property owners and stakeholders like you, to answer the call for more greenways and trails.

 

Highlights of our collaborations:

  • City of Huntsville Greenway Master Plan updated and adopted
  • Chase Creek Greenway under construction
  • Natural surface greenways NICA Trail (Wade Mtn) and Terry Trail (Chapman Mtn) complete
  • Aldridge Creek Greenway, north from Bailey Cove Road access to Weatherly Road under design
  • Dry Creek Greenway in Providence under design, using Transportation Alternative Program grant funds awarded to Huntsville

Another exciting greenway partnership bringing improved connectivity to our community is the Singing River Trail (regional tri-county greenway). The Land Trust of North Alabama, in partnership with the Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG) and the regional Committee of 100 (Launch 2035), has begun the process of envisioning a 70-mile trail system that would connect communities and residents of North Alabama from Huntsville to Madison to Decatur to Athens.

Local residents are invited to learn about the health and economic benefits of trails, example success stories of regional trails in the Southeast, and contribute input into the vision for this trail. Through public involvement and stakeholder input, the project team, with assistance from national trail expert Alta Planning + Design, will envision this trail together and set a foundation for the development of a master plan.

There are two opportunities to participate in this presentation and interactive workshop that will identify a vision and opportunities for the development of the Singing River Trail:

Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Education Resource Center (next to the Marriott Hotel) from 5-7 pm (Presentation at 5:30 pm)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Health Sciences Building (Room 109) from 5-7 pm (Presentation at 5:15 pm)

Share your thoughts with the project team:  What kind of trail would you like to see?  What destinations should be connected by the trail?  What partners should be involved in the process? The public meeting will include an overview presentation on the benefits of trail systems and case studies around the Southeast.  During the rest of the event, residents may participate in interactive “stations” to provide ideas for the trail, and have opportunities to talk with planning staff and project team members about your ideas. Your enthusiasm and support for more greenways in all parts of our community have ignited action; and these successes are only the beginning.