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2020 Eastern PA Greenways & Trails Summit
September 2, 2020 - September 30, 2020
The Eastern PA Greenways and Trails Summit is going virtual!
Join the regional trails community and inspiring speakers as we take part in virtual educational sessions and mobile workshops throughout September in celebration of Trails Month!
The Planning Committee is working hard to bring you tailored sessions and workshops that showcase the best practices, current trends and pressure points that have been on the minds of trail groups from our region and beyond. Virtual educational sessions will take place every Wednesday in September. See on-the-ground examples of what you learned on Wednesday at in-person mobile workshops every Friday in September (appropriate social distancing measures in place).
On September 30th, we invite everyone to celebrate the last day of the Summit with a reception at the Hotel Anthracite in Carbondale — more details to come.
The Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour is going virtual as well!
Make sure to join us for the Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit while we explore and learn about our trails throughout September!
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- Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Overview, Alex MacDonald
- Addressing Health Disparities, David Saunders
- Trail Access & Need in Pennsylvania, Josh VanBrakle
- Utilizing Volunteers to Accomplish Communications Goals, Rita Yelda
- Philadelphia’s Delaware River Trail, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation & NV5
- Trails in the Time of COVID-19, Frank Maguire
- Managing Trail Development with Shared Data, Brian Greene
- Getting Away From The Crowds: Lessons Learned from COVID-19, John Boyle
- Managing Trail Development with Shared Data, Zhenya Nalywayko & Helena Kotala & Ron Steffey
- Strategies for Working with the Powers That Be; Jennifer Dougherty, Bill Torr, Steve Disciullo, Chris Stanford, & Mike Szilagyi
- Data Driven Sustainability, Brian Greene
- State Funding Opportunities for Greenways and Trails, April Hannon
- Interagency Action Plan & Guidance Manual Update, Jackie Koons-Felion & Janet Flynn
- Pennsylvania’s Active Transportation Plan, Roy Gothie
- Outdoors for All, Jackie Ostfeld
- From Talk to Action to Trail Equity, Lizzie Hessek & Eleanor V. Horne