Southeast Greenway Campaign volunteer Tony White writes about the many benefits our community could realize when the Southeast Greenway becomes a reality.
Close to Home: Converting a Santa Rosa eyesore into a greenway.
What if Santa Rosa had the opportunity to convert a blighted and a long neglected area of the city into an attractive open space for exercise, recreation and alternative transportation? That opportunity has arrived. Caltrans recently announced that it does not plan to develop the extension of Highway 12 through southeast Santa Rosa. This has opened a window of opportunity for the conversion of the designated highway easement into a 2-mile greenway from Farmers Lane to Spring Lake. . . read more
In June 2011, the American Institute of Architects sent a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) of national consultants to Santa Rosa to help create a vision for the Greenway. After meeting with over 300 residents as well as state and local officials, the SDAT consultants have weighed in.
Their final report, Imagine . . . A Greenway to Spring Lake and Beyond, offers a new and provocative vision for the old Highway 12 right-of-way. You can download the report or view it online now.
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Our all-volunteer campaign needs your help in raising $25,0000 to meet the challenges ahead in 2014. A generous group of donors has pledged to match all gifts we raise in our year-end fund drive up to $7500. Please give as much as you can. Contributions of any amount are truly appreciated.
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Meredith Thomas of The San Francisco Parks Alliance made an inspiring presentation about The Blue Greenway, their amazing plan for 13-miles of trails, parks and open space along San Francisco’s southeastern waterfront. Our community can learn from their experience as we work to create a greenway to Spring Lake. Click here for The Blue Greenway presentation.
Explore these examples of exciting parks and greenways in the U.S. and abroad to see how greenway development can benefit communities. View greenway precedent reports.