Elected Official Case Study

Communities across the country are transforming how they view their once neglected rivers. They are embracing innovative ways to connect people with nature, stimulate economic growth, bolster existing land and river conservation efforts, and improve the quality of life through the creation of Blue Trails.

They connect rural and urban communities to parks, forests, and refuges. They promote healthy living by providing inexpensive avenues for exercise. They inspire people to protect nature and wildlife and they are economic drivers that benefit businesses and quality of life.

  • Guy Jones

    Blue Trails boost local economies

    We’re seeing communities working to improve river recreation and protect their rivers through the creation of Blue Trails. And we’re seeing this giving a boost to local economies…

  • Hitchcock Creek BT dedication - May 2014 | Gerrit Jobsis

    Blue Trails Revitalize Communities

    Through the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail, we have renewed a natural resource that will provide paddling, fishing and economic growth through tourism and recreation today and for future generations…

Jamie Vanderlip, Surf the Earth Kayak, South Carolina