Group Title: Florida greenways : for people, for wildlife, for Florida.
Title: Florida greenways
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 Material Information
Title: Florida greenways for people, for wildlife, for Florida
Alternate Title: Florida green ways
Physical Description: 1 map : col. ; on sheet 57 x 46 cm. folded to 28 x 23 cm.
Scale: Scale not given.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Greenways Commission
Publisher: Florida Greenways Program, 1000 Friends of Florida
Place of Publication: Tallahassee FL
Publication Date: <1996>
 Subjects
Subject: Greenways -- Maps -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Maps -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Greenways -- Florida -- 1996   ( local )
Greenways -- Florida -- 1996   ( local )
Parks -- Florida -- 1996   ( local )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
single map   ( marcgt )
 Notes
General Note: Shows Florida corridors of protected areas managed for conservation and/or recreation.
General Note: "This poster was produced through a cooperative effort between the Florida Greemways Commission, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, the National Park Service Rivers, Trail & Conservation Assistance Program, 1000 Friends of Florida, and the South Florida Water Management District."
General Note: Title from panel.
General Note: Includes text, color photographs and drawings.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Florida Heritage Project of the State University Libraries of Florida, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the U.S. Department of Education's TICFIA granting program.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00015359
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002410000
notis - AMB4982

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A greenway is a corridor of protected
open space that is managed for conserva-
tion and/or recreation. The common char-
acteristic of greenways is that they all go
somewhere.
Greenways follow natural land or water
features, like ridges or rivers, or human


lion and recreation areas in and of them-
selves, what sets the greenways concept
apart from other initiatives is ils emphasis
on connections. The Florida Greenways
Commission's mission is to0 create a
system of greenways for Florida. a green
infrastructure as carefully planned and as
well funded as our built infrastructures (like
electric power and transportation systems).
A greenways system is composed of large
hubs. links and smaller sites made up of
natural, historical, cultural., andfaaornal


landscape features like aban-
doned railroad corridors or
canals. They link natural
reserves, parks, cultural and
historic sites with each other
and, in some cases, with pop-
ulated areas. Greenways not
only protect environmentally
sensitive lands and wildlife,
but also can provide people
with access to outdoor recre-
ation and enjoyment close to
home.
Greenways' benefits range from ecological
to economic and social. By helping conserve
native ecosystems and landscapes, green-
ways can be an important component of a
statewide, regional or local conservation
strategy. Water and land pathways along


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provide an origin or destination [or people
and wildlife moving to or through it. Hubs
come in many different sizes, from large
protected preserves Io smaller regional
parks and preserves. Links are the con-
nection thal enable the system to work.
They range in size and function from large
landscape linkages to smaller conservation
and recreational corridors. Sites are small-
er features that serve as points of origin or
destination but are not always linked or
with each other.


greenways can expand tourism and
associated businesses, providing
recreational opportunities for residents
and visitors, and the opportunity to enjoy
Florida's unique natural environment.
Greenways provide opportunities for
people to experience and know the
natural world and better understand their
place in it.

Greenways can be as wide as a watershed
or as narrow as a trail. Some are publicly
owned; some are established on private
land by easements or other methods that
protect valuable natural areas and cultur-
al/historic sites or allow public access
along trails. Some are managed only to
conserve native ecosystems, and some are
purely recreational.
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1993 by Governor Lawton Chiles. Chaired by Lt
Governor Buddy MacKay, the Commission brings
together people Irom all over the slale to develop a
coordinated approach for protect-
ing. enhancing and managing a
statewide system ol greenways.
Commission members represent a
wide range of interests, including
conservation/ environment, recreation.
business/development, forestry/.
agriculture, community groups.
water management districts, region-
al planning councils, state and local
government, educators and citizens.


What is a Greenway?


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Greenways are really many
colors....blue waterways, earth-
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gray urban corridors. Together
they describe corridors that
cross a variety of landscapes.
ranging from pristine natural
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While categorizing green-
ways helps us understand
their different fonns,. in
reality rvtypes blend and
overlap. While the ability of
greenways to "link" other
resources is important, not
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connector Some stand on
their own as important linear
recreational resources. like
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Be a Green ways Partner


You can help add more links to the
statewide greenways system. Contact your
local land planners and identify areas in
your neighborhood that could be part of
Florida's network of green. You know the
important open spaces, natural areas, and
untraveled railroad tracks that can be
linked and protected. One day, we hope
that a greenways system will cover the
state.
Become a greenwayod


For more information about Florida
Greenways please contact:
Florida Greenways Program
1000 Friends of Florida
926 East Park Avenue
Post Office 5948
Tallahassee, FL 32314
(904) 222-6277
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection
Office of Greenways and Trails
325 John Knox Road, Building 500
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4124
(904) 922-6302


Contributors:
This poster was produced through a cooperative effort
between the Florida Greenways Commission, Georgia-Pacific
Corporation, the National Park Service Rivers, Trail &
Conservation Assistance Program, 1000 Friends of Florida,
and the South Florida Water Management District.

Georgia-Pacific
Paper donated by Georgia-Pacific Corporation


Printed on Georgia-Pacific's
Hopper Proterra Vellum,
Coastal White 80# Text


Hopper Papers


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Project coordination and design services provided by the
National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation
Assistance Program Southeast Regional Office

Printing by South Florida Water Management District
Text by Anne Nelson 1000 Friends of Florida
Photos provided by 1000 Friends of Florida
Design, Illustrations and Production
by Graphics Works, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia.


I are is the premier park agency in the country responsible for the management of some
80 ",, the Uited States. The Service does more than manage parks, however. Through its Rivers,
trails, and conservation Assistance Program, the National Park Service is responsible for developing national
policies and programs concerning the conservation of the nation's river and trail resources "--"". so Lo
helps local communities and organizations create conservation plans for the development
greenways, river corridors, and open space areas outside of the national parks.


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"Greenways"


The word evokes images...of winding pathways, slow-moving
rivers, tranquil open spaces. For urban dwellers, greenways are
quiet oases, helping to moderate the rush and noise of cars and
people. In the suburbs, greenways promise undisturbed path-
ways for hiking, bicycling, canoeing, or horseback riding. Rural
and wilderness greenways conserve native ecosystems, offer
migration routes for wildlife, protect archeological sites, and
maintain places where people can experience the beauty and
complexity of nature. All over Florida, greenways give communi-
ties a way to define and preserve some of our most precious
natural, cultural, and historic resources.


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