2017 PA Greenways and Trails Summit

2017 PA Greenways & Trails Summit
Join over 200 other trail planners, builders, volunteers, advocates, park and recreation professionals, and motorized and non-motorized trail enthusiasts at the premiere greenways and trails education


Summit Objectives

• Create an opportunity for members of the greenways and trails movement to interact with and learn from one another and leaders of the movement on a state and national level.
• Provide a forum to discuss a vision, direction, and priorities for the statewide greenways and trails movement.
• Facilitate opportunities to reconnect people to the outdoors and stimulate increased physical activity.
• Provide a catalyst for dialogue among health professionals and trail providers to increase awareness of the importance of health and wellness and to build more walkable communities.

Summit Fees: Register before August 31 and save!
Full Summit Registration includes all educational sessions, mobile workshops, exhibit access and meals
(Sunday: Lunch, Dinner; Monday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Tuesday, Breakfast, Lunch)

Daily Registration includes educational sessions and/or mobile workshops, breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on the specific day(s). Monday and Tuesday include exhibit access.

* Full Summit and Sunday registrants must indicate their choice of Sunday lunch upon registering. The lunch options include: Roast Turkey & Brie, Prosciutto & Ham, Mediterranean Wrap. If a choice is not selected, registrant will receive the default lunch option—Roast Turkey & Brie.

Lodging
Attendees have the option of staying onsite at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Reserve discounted lodging at the DoubleTree by calling 610-375-8000 and using the room block name “Greenways and Trails Summit.” The discounted rate for the Summit is $129 single/double plus 11% tax. The room block will be held until August 24, 2017, or until it is full.

Cancellation Policy
PRPS will refund your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing more than 10 business days prior to the event. No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 10 business days prior to an event. Substitute attendees are welcomed in lieu of cancellations: please contact the PRPS office to arrange this. In general, refunds will be paid by check and not posted to a credit card. Exceptions to this refund policy may be considered on a case-by-case basis, but cannot be guaranteed.

 


When
9/24/2017 11:00 AM - 9/26/2017 2:30 PM
Where
Doubletree by Hilton 701 Penn Street Reading, PA 19601

Program

   

Sunday, 24 September 2017

 
Category
Meals
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM

Enjoy the afternoon mountain biking an acclaimed International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Bronze Level Ride Center.
Category
Mobile workshop
Time
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
11:30 AM

Please select a box lunch.
Category
Meals/Socials
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM

Category
Mobile workshop
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
12:00 PM

Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM

During the 3-mile walk, resource management projects will be discussed and participants will tour the Nolde Mansion Education Center.
Category
Mobile workshop
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
12:00 PM

Category
Mobile workshop
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
12:00 PM

(included in Full Summit)
Category
Meals/Socials
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM

Category
Meals/Socials
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM

Enjoy a walking tour within a six-block radius of the DoubleTree Hotel in center city Reading
Category
Tour
Time
8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
8:00 PM

Monday, 25 September 2017

 
Before you stretch your mind in education sessions and your legs around Reading, start your day off with a full body and soul stretch at the free Sunrise Yoga events
Time
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM
6:30 AM

Founder and Director, Mission Critical
Category
Keynote Presentation
Time
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
8:45 AM

Category
Keynote Presentation
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM

Panelists will discuss how these disparate partners strategically coordinate to grow the Circuit.
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11:15 AM

This session will provide you with the tools needed to create digital GIS maps of sidewalks, crosswalks, and other pathway data.
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11:15 AM

Multi-tasking Landscapes: Implementing Functional, Natural Landscapes to Address Regulations
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11:15 AM

Sensible, Courteous, Off-Road Enthusiasts – Rules of the Trail
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11:15 AM

The first session, indoors provides the overview of BMPs and the second session, outdoors, introduces planning objectives.
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11:15 AM

Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside and Scenic Byways
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11:15 AM

(included in Full Summit and Monday registrations)
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
12:30 PM

Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
12:30 PM

We will examine what attributes are beneficial to accommodate horse use while reducing user conflict, providing a more comfortable experience for all trail enthusiasts, and promoting open space.
Category
Educational Session
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

PA Route 6 Heritage Area Director will talk about the impact of this study and efforts to work with Route 6 towns to implement the plan and create more bikeable/walkable communities.
Category
Educational Session
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

The first session, indoors provides the overview of BMPs and the second session, outdoors, introduces planning objectives.
Category
Educational Session
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

Teen Trail Corps: Advocacy, Stewardship, and Character Development
Category
Educational Session
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

How do you sell the concept of a 750-mile network of trails to a region of over 5 million residents?
Category
Educational Session
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

The session will demonstrate the use if a computer for Natural Language Processing.
Category
Educational Session
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

Union Canal Towpath and Berks County Heritage Center
Category
Mobile Workshop
Time
2:45 PM - 5:30 PM
2:45 PM

During this mobile workshop, participants will learn about the process of creating a constructed wetland including its history, biology and engineering as well as the effects wetlands have on wildlife
Category
Mobile Workshop
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3:00 PM

New Design Techniques for Imagining and Constructing Trails and Amenities
Category
Educational Session
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
3:00 PM

Findings will be shared from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s national and DVRPC’s local maintenance studies including breakdown of maintenance tasks, costs, and the importance of tracking costs.
Category
Educational Session
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
3:00 PM

(included in Full Summit registration)
Category
Meals/Socials
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM

Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

 
Early morning 3.5 mile, strenuous hike to the famous Reading Pagoda. Look at the best views of Reading and Berks County while enjoying a hot beverage and breakfast. Shuttle service back to the Doublet
Time
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
6:30 AM

This session will overview the projects from planning and design to creative funding solutions.
Category
Educational Session
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

We will share tools and resources to promote board education and engagement.
Category
Educational Session
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

Hear from the land owner Allegheny Land Trust, trail planner Pashek + MTR, and trail builder Landforce about strategies and lessons learned throughout the planning and implementation of the trail impr
Category
Educational Session
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

The session focuses on practical application of the latest tools, including real world examples.
Category
Educational Session
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

Techniques that will be reviewed include landscape restoration involving amended soils and native landscaping, infiltration berms, stormwater infiltration beds, underground stormwater detention facili
Category
Educational Session
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

This session will share the update process, evolution, and findings from the Philadelphia’s experience.
Category
Educational Session
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

We will share tools and resources to promote board education and engagement.
Category
Educational Session
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM

Hear from the land owner Allegheny Land Trust, trail planner Pashek + MTR, and trail builder Landforce about strategies and lessons learned throughout the planning and implementation of the trail impr
Category
Educational Session
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM

The session will discuss three different approaches to working with communities and how you might take those lessons back to your town.
Category
Educational Session
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM

A panel with representatives from DCNR, DCED, and PennDOT will discuss funding opportunities.
Category
Educational Session
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM

Using the D&L’s Bike for the Bridge and Half Marathon, and Schuylkill River’s Pedal and Paddle and Ride for the River as examples, two event planning experts will share their organizations’ many years
Category
Educational Session
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM

The presentation will review the panelists’ successful bridge improvement project in which bridges were widened for accessibility.
Category
Educational Session
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM

Consider this Bicycle Path standard: 3 foot minimum width; coal ash surface; bicyclists have right-of-way over pedestrians.
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Learn about the Lancaster County Active Transportation Plan and the Centre Region Bike Plan.
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Pennsylvania’s Water Trails help revitalize communities, create watershed stewards, and encourage people to get active through paddling.
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Come learn and share your knowledge and experience about recruiting, keeping, organizing and recognizing volunteers to help with your new or old trail.
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

This session will equip participants with the knowledge about how to effectively develop, implement and lead a walking group.
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

This session will explore ways to connect multimodal transportation and green infrastructure systems in urban areas to rivers, parks, schools, workplaces and entertainment venues.
Category
Educational Session
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

(included in Full Summit and Tuesday registrations)
Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
12:30 PM

Category
Meals/Breaks
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
12:30 PM

Keynote: Walking The Walk: Committing to Coalition Building for Equitable Communities
Category
Keynote Presentation
Time
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
1:15 PM

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