Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Greenways Council are accepting nominations for official state greenway designations through May 1, 2013.
An official designation by the Greenways Council recognizes a greenway as an open space that meets the definition of a greenway and enhances the community and is supported by local government initiatives. Designated greenways, both for recreation and resource protection, will be listed in a subsequent revision of the State Plan of Conservation and Development and may receive increased consideration for a variety of grants. There are currently 68 designated greenways in Connecticut.
The Greenways Council will evaluate all nominated greenways for consistency with designation criteria. Those selected for designation will be announced by the Greenways Council in conjunction with their National Trails Day event in June.
The nomination form is available as a word document or a PDF. The preferred method for submission of completed nomination forms is by e-mail to Tenia.Seay@ct.gov, and digital photos and maps are preferred (digital photos of hard copy maps are acceptable). Nominations may also be submitted on CD or other electronic storage device and can be mailed to Tenia Seay, CT DEEP, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127. The deadline for submission of nominations is May 1.
For more information please visit www.ct.gov/deep/greenways
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