California Trails and Greenways Conference
Emily Williams, Executive Director & Conference Co-Chair
California Trails Conference Foundation
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California State Parks' Roads and Trails Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 6-8, 2016
Riverside Convention Center
3637 Fifth Street
Riverside, California 92501
RAINCROSS HOSPITALITY CORPORATION
a California Corporation as agent for the City of Riverside
ABOUT the CONFERENCE
The 31st annual California Trails & Greenways Conference provides three days of high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural and backcountry trail professionals. Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest advances in trail design, construction, maintenance, interpretation, volunteerism and management. Explore new, collaborative opportunities and engage in productive, meaningful and inspiring dialog.
PURPOSE and HISTORY
2016 CONFERENCE THEME and HIGHLIGHTS
Loving Our Trails to Death
Modern trail managers are facing unprecedented challenges. Public demand, urban encroachment, shrinking budgets, and climate change are all taking their toll on California’s trail system. It’s time to harness the public’s passion to create the trail stewards of tomorrow. Join us and explore the innovative ways trail managers are addressing the challenges of today through education, conservation, and collaboration.
The conference provides opportunities to:
• Network with and talk directly to California's leading trail experts;
• Collaborate with and find new partners to build support for trail endeavors;
• Learn a full range of trail management, design, and construction topics in high-quality, innovative sessions;
• Experience hands-on learning through day-long field workshops;
• Explore exhibits featuring innovative trail-related products and services;
• Strengthen your ability to effectively design, build, manage and promote California’s trails;
• Be inspired through keynote and plenary speakers and innovative trail projects throughout the state.
All activities are designed to increase the knowledge of trail, recreation and wild land management to improve non-motorized, recreational and heritage trail systems and programs throughout California.
This endeavor by California State Parks and the (nonprofit) California Trails Conference Foundation helps ensure effective trail stewardship for generations to come.
We anticipate that registration will open on February 10, 2016.
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Call for WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
Proposals must be received by November 6, 2015
Call for EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
Proposals must be received by January 8, 2016
Call for AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations due January 8, 2016
Networking opportunities linking trail leaders in the community and government so they can partner to solve the most difficult issues. Need a professional trail mentor? Join us!
Workshops provide hands-on learning opportunities with the latest technologies for trail development and maintenance.
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