Provides briefings on important legislation involving parks and recreation interests and allows an opportunity for meeting with legislators to stress the importance of park and recreation opportunities. firstname.lastname@example.org Washington DC. (RTC Policy Update)
March 22 - Greenways: A Path to Smart Growth Conference
Sponsored by: Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut Greenway, The Connecticut Greenways Council, and the Trust for Public Land.
This conference will feature speakers from around Connecticut who will present new perspectives on the many benefits of greenways. Our keynote speaker is Will Rogers, President of the Trust for Public Land, who will discuss the economic benefits greenways and other open spaces have generated around the country.
This is an all day event, with a registration fee of $35.00 per person. It will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Meriden, CT. To register contact Leslie Lewis, CT Department of Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-424-3578, Fax: 860-424-4070, email: email@example.com
Registration Deadline - March 17
April 6 - Beyond a Tourism Venue-Maine to Florida- The East Coast Greenway
Presented by Karen Votava.
Karen Votava is a founding member and executive director of the East Coast Greenway Alliance, whose vision is to create a linear park linking the cities along the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Florida. She earned a masters degree in city planning from Yale University and served for 25 years with the New York City Planning Department, where she wrote A Greenway Plan for New York City, a blueprint for 350 miles of off-road multiuse paths linking all parts of the nations largest city.
The lecture will be held at 4:00pm, Thursday, April 6, 2000, in the Procopio Room, Hills Central at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
June 18-22 Velo Mondial, 2000: The World Bicycle Conference
Bicycle advocates from around the world will gather around 5 themes: transportation, land use planning, health, the economy, and the environment. Amsterdam, Netherlands, www.velomondial2000.nl (RTC Policy Update)