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Green infrastructure is our nation's natural life support system - an interconnected network of waterways, wetlands, woodlands, wildlife habitats, and other natural areas: greenways, parks and other conservation lands; working farms, ranches and forests; and wilderness and other open spaces that support native species, maintain natural ecological processes, sustain air and water resources and contribute to the health and quality of life for America's communities.
- The Green Infrastructure Work Group
Since 2001, Columbia County has been a part of the Georgia Greenspace Program and is dedicated to permanently protecting 20% of its land and water. Currently, the county has about 7% of its land in permanent protection.
Join the action:
Monthly meetings are held for the Greenspace Advisory Board on the second Wednesday of every month at 8:00 am in the Reed Creek Interpretive Center on Furys Ferry Road. The public is welcome to attend to learn about the latest in greenspace land acquisition and trail construction. For more information, please call (706) 868-3400 or email Andrew Strickland.
Euchee Creek Greenway Progress:
- Master Plan Revision: Alta Planning + Design, one of the nation’s leading trails and greenways planning firms, has completed putting together a well-designed, implementable Greenway network that will give residents and visitors alike a comfortable and safe place to walk, run, and bike. Click here to view the new plan!
- Trail Construction: Plans have been drafted for construction to connect the Grovetown trail to the Canterbury Farm section. Currently, construction is estimated to begin in 2017.
- Visit the Keep Columbia County Beautiful page for more information on Adopt-a-Stream, Adopt-a-Mile, and recycling programs.
- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is always a valuable resource. You can view the Landowner’s Guide to Conservation Incentives in Georgia Fifth Edition from May 2015 here.
- Don’t forget about the local Savannah Riverkeeper.