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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    May Webinar: Planning for Recreation and Conservation with Diverse Stakeholder Groups

    Diverse stakeholder groups are critical when planning for recreation and conservation. Join us on Tuesday, May 31st at 1 p.m. ET, when Tahnee Robertson and Andi Rogers of Southwest Decision Resources discuss ways to improve collaboration and coordination in stakeholder groups. 

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    Call for Applications: 2017 RTCA Technical Assistance Program

      The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) staff is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017 assistance program to help communities plan to improve parks, establish trails and access rivers. The National Park Service works with local leaders to build partnerships and engage their communities to carry out outdoor recreation and… Read more »

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    Marketing Your River Community: Part Two

    Today’s post is by guest blogger Natalie Warren, with Wild River Academy and St. Croix River Association. Earlier this week she led the April Blue Trails Guide Webinar on Marketing Your River Community. This is the second part of a two part series on marketing your local river.

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 »