Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Greenways Council are seeking nominations for official state greenway designations.
According to a press release from DEEP, an official designation by the Greenways Council recognizes a greenway as an open space that not only meets the definition of a greenway, but also enhances the community and is supported by local government initiatives. Greenways that are designated by the state will have the opportunity to receive increased consideration for a variety of grants.
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 deadline for submission of nominations is May 1, 2014.
There are currently 68 designated greenways in Connecticut.
For more information visit www.ct.gov/deep/greenways.
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