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Sweet Trails Alabama, in conjunction with the Singing River Trail and Jacksonville State University, will be taking a statewide public tour from October 2-6, 2023. The purpose of the Sweet Trails Alabama Swing Around the State Tour is to kickoff a year-long initiative that will identify existing trails and locate possible new routes in all sixty-seven counties in Alabama.

Sweet Trails Alabama is a unique collaborative initiative that will identify local, regional, and statewide trail projects. This statewide trail route plan will identify possible routes, trail communities, outdoor recreation economy sites, and highlight how the Sweet Trails Alabama project can create new opportunities in health and wellness, tourism, economic development, entrepreneurial growth, quality of life, workforce development, community engagement, and natural resource conservation.

The Tour will stop in Huntsville, Florence, Tuscaloosa, Selma, Atmore, Dothan, Montgomery, Birmingham, and Jacksonville. The day, time, and place of each public meeting, and a link to RSVP, is located at www.sweettrailsalabama.org.

The Sweet Trails Alabama Swing Around the State Tour is a five-day, nine-stop tour that is open to the public and is sponsored by the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. These nine Alabama RC&D Councils are made of volunteers who identify the unmet needs in their communities and create solutions across Alabama.

To learn more about Sweet Trails Alabama or the Sweet Trails Alabama Swing Around the State Tour, please visit www.sweettrailsalabama.org or contact Dr. John F. Kvach at info@sweettrailsalabama.org.