Time to talk about Connecticut trails

September 28, 2016 by  

An event scheduled to take place in Middletown this autumn will give those in community leadership positions an opportunity to learn how to become a trail advocate for their local area.

The CT Trails Symposium will use a combination of panel discussions and guest speakers to give concrete examples of how trials can benefit the communities they pass through. Along with this, areas of concern and roadblocks to trial construction will also be discussed. There will also be time scheduled for networking, and light meals will be provided. A print company can produce handouts and visual materials for use during an information-sharing event like this.

The symposium has been organized by the CT Greenways Council & Middlesex Community College Environmental Science Program. The guest speakers for the day include CT Greenways Council Chair and Tri-State Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway Bruce Donald, Brian Kent of Kent & Frost, and Mark Moriarty of New Britain. A variety of topics will be discussed, such as legal liabilities, finding funding for trail construction, and how to encourage buy in from the public.

The event will take place on October 20 in Chapman Hall at the Middlesex Community College. Tickets have been priced at $10 each.

Anyone who would like to purchase tickets, or who is interested in finding out more, can do so by visiting the CT Trails Symposium’s Eventbrite listing.