Alabama Land Trust supports Alabama Scenic River Trail with mapping and GIS work
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Alabama Land Trust strongly supports the work of Alabama Scenic River Trail and will be assisting the Alabama rivers group with mapping and GIS work. As holders of more than 58,000 acres of conservation easements that protect watersheds across Alabama, Alabama Land Trust believes in safeguarding of all the life-giving and recreational values of our rivers. We are pleased to support Alabama Scenic Rivers Trail with mapping information and expertise and encourage our supporters to check out this group which is dedicated to promoting Alabama rivers and the clean water, recreation and tourism they represent.
Kayakers paddle the Tensaw River, part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail
At 1,000 miles (and growing), the Alabama Scenic River Trail is the longest scenic river trail in a single state. But there’s more to the trail than recreation. ASRT is reconnecting communities with their rivers in ways that makes life better for everyone. Members are working to provide the essential fuel points that will allow powerboat tourism into Alabama’s interior. ASRT is working to clean our rivers and to help river cities provide access by boat to exciting downtown culture and amenities. In addition, the group is working to put a campground every ten miles along the trail and to promote small businesses that depend on tourism and hospitality along our rivers. Most of all, ASRT is working to make river tourism a source of clean, sustainable Alabama jobs. And, they are working to make it all happen safely.
Learn more about Alabama Scenic River Trail, campsites, day trips and how to support this important work, at www.alabamascenicrivertrail.com.
Alabama Scenic River Trail's river trails include the Alabama River, seen here at the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma