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Greenways and multiuse trails create paths for people

Posted June 4
Source
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2024, Land Trust Alliance
Author
Tom Springer
About This Saving Land

Greenways used to be the realm of parks and rec departments or other municipal agencies. But nationwide, land trusts are becoming more and more involved in greenways and multiuse trails. And not just as amenities for the few, but as essential infrastructure for connecting communities.

This article is the first in a series that explores the role of land trusts in developing greenways and multiuse trails around the country. Look for more stories in future issues of Saving Land.

Tom Springer has served in several roles for the accredited Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, including board member, volunteer and writer.