A Blue Trail is a river adopted by communities that are dedicated to improving family friendly recreation such as fishing, boating, hiking, and wildlife watching, and conserving rivers and lands.

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    City Parks Help Ensure Clean Water

      Parks play a significant role in providing clean water for communities across the country from small towns to large cities. In City Parks, Clean Water The Trust for Public Land shines a light on water-smart parks that use green infrastructure to make our cities more desirable, more livable, and more successful.

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    Free March Webinar – Sign Up Today!

      Join us on Tuesday (3/28) at 1 p.m. ET for a webinar led by American Rivers on how green infrastructure including green roofs, restoring wetlands, installing permeable pavement and capturing and reusing water more efficiently not only improves the environment but also provides tangible social and economic benefits to neighborhoods.

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    February Webinar – Watch Today!

      Did you miss our free February webinar? Watch today to learn more about the revitalization of the St. Louis River Corridor, led by the City of Duluth and Minnesota Land Trust. For the past 50 years, Duluth has struggled to clean up impacts of industry and reinvent itself in a new economy. In 2015, its… Read more »

What They’re Saying

  • Holly Loff

    “Rivers have always been at the heart of our family time. And we experience great things there together. We’ve watched goslings attempt their first swim, collected snail shells, caught laughably small fish and admirably large fish together, and so much more. Blue Trails help families like mine more easily enjoy their rivers. Whether through tubing,… Read more »