Report on Byways & Greenways Forum

Great crowd, wonderful day-long program, and the excitement of cutting the ribbon for W. TN to be part of the Great River Road - it was a good day for Memphis!

We were reminded that Memphis has a major international resource - the Mississippi River, something communities along the river often take for granted, and encouraged to think a bit differently about ourselves as living along the Great River Road, the thread and connecting link from MN to LA to the world.

Speakers talked about the funding opportunities they'd taken advantage of to protect their historic sites along the river, conservation and environmental issues to enhance the Great River Road, and the potential to work together up and down the river to encourage historic tourism and sustainable economic development.

A thank you to the MS River Corridor-TN, Hyde Foundation, and ULI Memphis!