MEDIA ADVISORY: Oct. 5, 2012
FLORIDA PARK SERVICE
RECOGNIZES OCTOBER AS GREENWAYS AND TRAILS MONTH
~From hiking to paddling, horseback riding to
biking, Florida’s state trails provide excellent fall outdoor recreation
Hikers enjoy the 110-mile Marjorie Harris Carr Cross
– Governor Rick Scott proclaimed the month of
October as Florida Greenways and Trails Month, celebrating the important
recreational and economic benefits of Florida’s greenways and trails. The
Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service,
Office of Greenways & Trails welcomes this annual occasion to recognize the
more than 600 miles of beautiful greenways and trails in Florida
“This October, I encourage all Floridians to spend
quality time outdoors with your family and friends on one of Florida’s
beautiful greenways and trails,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald
Forgione. “Whether you like to hike, bike or paddle, our state trails offer
beautiful places to enjoy Florida’s environment.”
Throughout the month of September, the Department
held several public meetings to receive input on a new vision for the Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan. A new
plan is being developed to establish priorities and define the role of the plan
in advancing our economy, tourism, health, alternative transportation,
recreation, conservation and quality of life.
“We are so fortunate to live in a state with such
diverse natural resources,” said Deno Hicks, Chair of the Florida Greenways and
Trails Council. “We hope the new vision and plan for Florida’s greenways and
trails will help to further preserve and protect our natural resources while
providing access for outstanding recreational opportunities.”
Visit a state trail during the month of
October. To view more events, visit the Florida Park Service events page.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3080 SE 80th St.
7– 9 a.m.
315 North Apopka Ave.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3 La Croix Court