DEEP and the Connecticut Greenways Council are soliciting nominations for official greenway designations through April 29. 2016.
Greenways are an integral part of any community, offering recreational opportunities, providing alternate transportation options, helping to preserve the environment, and supporting economic development. They can make a community a more attractive place to live by connecting living spaces with the environment, and they preserve history and cultivate town pride.
An official designation by the Greenways Council recognizes a greenway as an open space that not only meets the definition, but also 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 75 designated greenways in Connecticut.
The deadline for the submission of the nomination form is April 29, 2016.
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