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2008 Trails and Greenways Conference

Richard LouvCalifornia Trails & Greenways ConferenceJoan Embery
     Keynote Speaker                                                         Keynote Speaker
   Author Richard Louv                                              Conservationist Joan Embery

Bahia Hotel & ResortThe 2008 California Trails & Greenways Conference was held May 29th-31st at the Bahia Hotel & Resort located on Mission Bay, San Diego. 

Here was the schedule and session descriptions from the 2008 Conference!
Session Schedule (36kb, pdf)

Keynote Speakers
We were very pleased to have two renown speakers: The author of the book "Last Child in the Woods" Richard Louv, and Wildlife Conservationist Joan Embery. For more information on the speakers, check out their following bios. You may click on their photos above to access their webpages.
 Richard Louv (90kb, pdf)
 Joan Embery (53kb, pdf)

Pre-Conference Workshops
Budget Workshop   There were three day-long workshops held on Thursday, May 29th. Workshops are a great way to get hands-on experience and to kick off the Conference. Don't miss out on these excellent training opportunities next year. Following is  more information on the pre-conference workshops.

 Beyond Rules and Regulations: Trail Signs that Enhance User Experience and Effectively Get Your Messages Out (79kb, pdf)
           Materials & Processes of Outdoor Signs (1 kb .pdf)
Cost Estimating for Trail Maintenance Budgeting (119kb, pdf)
           Trail Maintenance Budget Worksheet (.847kb, xls) 
 Partnerships in Planning and Developing River Parks (195kb, pdf)


Concurrent Session Presentations (when available) may be viewed by clicking on the links below:
 Funding Trail Projects with Grants (1.4mb .pdf)
  California Riding & Hiking Trail; Revitalizing an Historic Trail in San Diego County
  Getting Kids Back on the Nature Trail
  Outdoor Youth Connection
  Evaluating Trails for Change in Use (1.1mb .pdf)
  Connecting Communities: The San Diego River Parkway
  Managing Multi-use Trails
  Coastal Trail Planning Near Agricultural Lands
  Experience Trails Beyond the Destination
  California Trail Days—Planning a Great Trail Event (2.5 mb .pdf) 
  Creating Kid-Friendly Trails & Serving Diverse
  Youth: A Model for Future Youth Experiences with Natural Areas
  Building Multi-Jurisdictional Consensus for Regional Trails (2.4mb .pdf)
  Creating a Trail Training Film
  The California Coastal Trail—Shaping the Solution (1.4mb .pdf)
  Updating the California Recreational Trails Plan (1.2mb .pdf)  and Regional Trails draft list (30kb .pdf)
  Dreaming Big. How Congress Can Help Us Create World Class Bike/Pedestrian/Trail Networks—The 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation (1.9mb .pdf)