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SUMMER 2008 edition
Water trails-- a new network across America

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Supporting trails and greenways

Recognition and remembering people and trails

Health and economic benefits of trails

Stewardship and education

Water and boating trails

New books and resources

Community trail development and promotion handbook

The Community Health Promotion Handbook: Action Guides to Improve Community Health is a new resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of the publication is promoting health through effective community-level health promotion practices. The five Action Guides provide suggested resource needs, evaluation questions, tips for overcoming obstacles, and links to additional resources to help with planning and implementation. Of particular interest is a section on community trail development and promotion. For a link to the Community Health Promotion Handbook, visit

Last Child in the Woods author will be featured at Symposium

In preparation for our Closing Keynote, Richard Louv, at the upcoming National Trails Symposium, we’d like to encourage you to purchase your copy of Last Child in the Woods in our online store. In his book, Mr. Louv proves that children need nature just as much as nature needs children, and identified a phenomenon we all knew existed but couldn’t quite articulate: nature-deficit disorder.

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The American Trails Magazine is the only nationwide publilcation covering the needs of all trail users, planners, managers, agencies, and activists. American Trails Magazine includes articles on current events, funding ideas and grants programs, legislation in Congress, new technology, trail and greenway planning, tools for advocacy, trail benefits and economic impacts, accessible trails, environmental issues, training opportunities, news from the federal agencies, state trail programs, publications and resources, and training opportunities.

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