October 20, 2020
Jana Renner, program officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, was a guest speaker at the Texas Trails and Active Transportation (TTAT) Conference on Friday, October 16. This year’s virtual conference brought together enthusiasts in active transportation and recreation to share approaches from around Texas and the world. The focus areas included issues related to economic development, health, safety, and many other topics relevant to advancing active transportation and trails.
Ms. Renner’s session “Building a vision for a county-wide trail through health advocacy in the Paso del Norte region” highlighted the unique partnership between the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and public entities to promote strategic regional trail planning and project implementation. This includes the development and implementation of a master plan for a 60-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County, which included a segment of a trail project led and funded by the Health Foundation for the design and construction of a 3.4 mile hike/bike Playa Drain Trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School that offers residents a safe and easy choice to stay active.
To learn more about the Paso del Norte Trail, click here or visit pasodelnortetrail.org.
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