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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    Outdoor Paradise to be Protected for Future Generations

      Thanks to funding, in part, provided by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, planning for the Tuckaseigee River Blue Trails project is well underway! American Rivers, working with local partners will create a plan to guide local efforts to enhance the river, promote family-friendly recreation, connect people to nature and boost the… Read more »

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    Free Webinar – How to Improve Community Engagement with Innovative Planning Tools

    Join us on Tuesday, October 25th at 1 pm ET as Teva Dawson with The Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) describes innovating techniques for outreach and community engagement.

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    Best Practices That Will Amplify Your Community Engagement

      The City of Atlanta is setting a standard for best practices in community engagement. After an 18-month community led process, associations, municipal agencies, and service providers have released the Atlanta Community Engagement Playbook. This playbook is designed for those with a shared interest in building successful engagement processes and reaching higher levels of community… 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 »