It was a full room at City Hall for the Green River trails project kickoff meeting for the City of Green River’s effort, coordinated by Epicenter, to plan and implement hiking, biking, and equestrian trails in and around Green River.
The two-hour stakeholders meeting followed two other pre-meetings, one early in the morning in Castle Dale with the Emery County Trails Committee and another with representatives from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price office and Emery County Economic Developer Mike McCandless.
Attendees were brought up to speed on the pre-planning steps Green River City has taken, from the community survey this past summer that documented support for the trails system to the receipt of committed support from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program. Project partners presented their own interests and alignment with Green River’s proposed project. This included an informative presentation by Grand County’s Trail Mix, a very successful public/private partnership that has led Moab to implement an extensive non-motorized trails system connecting virtually every part of Moab and the surrounding area.
Epicenter is proud to help facilitate the local trails committee that has been active in preparing for this project, learning what is needed to be known before the planning and implementation process. We would like to thank all those that attended the meeting and showed such strong support: Bureau of Land Management Price and Moab field offices, City of Green River Trails Committee, Emery County Economic Development, Governor’s Office of Economic Development (Office of Rural Development and Office of Outdoor Recreation), Grand County, Green River State Park, National Park Service (Canyonlands National Park and Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program), State of Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, State of Utah Division of Natural Resources, and Trail Mix.
Factoring in the enthusiasm of the stakeholder attendees, outlook for this project is very positive. If you’d like to offer your support or find out how to become involved, contact Epicenter’s Trails Project Lead Jack Forinash. More information on the project can be found here.