Florida Officials Want Feedback On Greenways And Trails Plan

Florida’s Office of Greenways and Trails is seeking comments on its latest draft plan to fund, expand and promote the state’s trail system.

The deadline to comment is Aug. 31. Comments should be directed to Samantha.Browne@FloridaDEP.gov .

–Some of the highlights of the proposal include:

–Proposing land or water trails that provide important links to conservation lands, historic sites or other destinations.

–Connecting existing trails to provide some longer, multi-day trail experiences.

–Securing funding –the Office of Greenways and Trails has received no state funding from the Florida Forever program since 2010—to develop new trails.

–Develop a marketing program to make the public and tourists more aware of the trail system’s recreational opportunities.

–Providing technical help to small and rural communities to develop local trail systems.

In the meantime, visit a new trail or a new trail section and get to know what the system has to offer.

To learn more about the Florida hiking, bicycling and paddling trails, go to this site.