Barbara Nelson-Jameson, Michigan Program Coordinator for the NPS, stated "I applaud the work that has already been done to develop the Cass River Water Trail and am looking forward to working with the Cass River Greenway partners on an exemplary water trail with opportunities for recreation, education, and conservation that the public can explore and enjoy."
Water trails provide social, economic, conservation, and recreational opportunities. Water trails are recreational routes on waterways with a network of public access points supported by broad-based community partnerships. A successful Cass River Water Trail will boost the value of a community's existing investments in paddling facilities, provide users with significantly richer recreation experiences, promote environmental stewardship, and substantially add to the economic viability of river communities. The Cass River runs through Saginaw, Tuscola, Sanilac and Huron counties. The Cass River Water Trail project brings individuals, organizations, and communities together into one cohesive coalition to plan and implement a nationally designated water trail. National Park Service water trail designation demonstrates achievement in implementation of best practices in the design and management of the water trail, and offers significant promotional opportunities for our regio n.
About Cass River Greenway
Cass River Greenway is an effort by a group of local volunteers, assisted by professional resources and municipal leaders, working to enhance recreational opportunities and the environmental well-being of the Cass River Corridor with a focus on three goals - to improve: recreation, habitat and water quality. Learn more at www.cassriver.org<http://www.cassriver.org>
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