2020 Georgia Trail Summit
Mobile Workshops & Classroom Sessions Released!
Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Mobile Workshops
Our attendees can choose to enjoy a water trail mobile workshop along the Savannah River and Augusta Canal or a walking trail workshop at Brick Pond Park. For more information, we have provided a link to the mobile workshops.
Monday, May 4, 2020 – Classroom Sessions
With Monday being our full day of trails we have over a dozen classroom sessions for our trail lovers. For more information about each session, click here.
Welcome to the 2020 Georgia Trail Summit! We are so excited to share our love of the land with you. For decades, we have worked across the country and in Georgia to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.
The first keynote speaker announced!
We are pleased to announce that Adrian Benepe, former NYC Parks Commissioner and current director of programs for the Trust for Public Land, will open the summit on the evening of Sunday, May 3. Look for announcements of other keynotes in the weeks to come.
As senior vice president and director of national programs for The Trust for Public Land, Adrian Benepe is one of the nation’s experts on the nexus of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in public-space development and management. Born and raised in New York, Adrian served as New York City Parks commissioner for 11 years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg prior to joining the Trust for Public Land. During that time he oversaw a major expansion of the city’s park system, including restoring historic parks such as Central Park and Battery Park, adding 730 acres of new parkland including Hudson River Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the High Line, and laying the groundwork for an additional 2,000 acres of parkland within the city. In this capacity, he led the completion of the Hudson River Greenway, a 13-mile waterfront trail that was the first continuous trail on the west side of Manhattan. He also helped to develop trails in Jamaica Bay and along the Bronx River. At TPL, Adrian was instrumental in the creation of The 606, an urban rails-to-trails project in Chicago. He has also advised on the Long Island Trail project, the Queensway, the Atlanta Betline, and several trails being developed in Chattanooga.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
To get an idea of the type of programs to be provided, take a look at last year’s Georgia Trail Summit program link provided below!