At Great Rivers Greenway, your regional greenway district, community input is important! Your experience out on the greenways is what we’d like to hear about – what is working, what needs help, and how would you like to get more involved? These are the goals of our upcoming open houses and online survey.
Please join us for an open house OR take the survey below before March 14th!
Great Rivers Greenway, the St. Louis area’s regional greenway district, is seeking citizen input in the form of open houses and an online survey as part of the organization’s effort to update its strategic plan. The organization wants to hear all about people’s greenway experiences to date and how they may want to volunteer or get involved in the future.
All residents in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County are invited to provide feedback at one of two open house events in February. The first open house will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bridgeton Trails Branch Library, located at 3455 McKelvey Road. A second open house will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, 5700 Lindell Blvd. The Meeting will be held in the AT & T room which is downstairs off the Atrium. Citizens are encouraged to drop by anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. on either night to review displays and talk with staff. Duplicate 30-minute presentations will take place at 4:30 and 6 p.m.
“It’s important to us that we hear from a wide range of residents in our community,” said Susan Trautman, Executive Director of Great Rivers Greenway. “We are here because citizens voted to leave a legacy for our region, to make it better by connecting our rivers, parks and communities together in a network of greenways to explore and enjoy.”
Great Rivers Greenway last updated its regional plan in 2010 and that strategy to build, promote and sustain greenways remains at the forefront of the organization. Now, they want to hear about the greenway experience, such as amenities, programs, events, educational information, signage, ways to report conditions and more. Great Rivers Greenway is also interested in hearing about how individuals and groups could volunteer, both as ambassadors in the community and through the adoption of greenways. For those unable to attend either open house, an online survey is available Feb. 4-March 13 – it’s fewer than 20 questions, taking about five-ten minutes to complete. The survey is available at:
“The 2010-2011 planning effort identified a clear path forward for our board, staff and partners,” said Neal Perryman, President, Great Rivers Greenway Board of Directors. “Now we want to hear from everyone about how we can make the greenways even better.”
For more information, including directions by car, transit, biking or walking, or any questions about accessibility for persons with disabilities, contact Great Rivers Greenway at (314) 436-7009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.