The MillionMile Greenway offers Community Starter Grants, Community Marketing Grants, and Community Technical Grants to assist communities in identifying, building and conserving greenways. If you would like to apply for one of our grants, please fill out the application here.
- The Toolbox for the Great Outdoors
This site managed by the American Recreation Coalition helps public land managers and partners, including nonprofit organizations, harness dozens of funding sources and other programs which can be used to connect 21st century Americans to public lands and to enhance visitor experiences.
- Green Infrastructure Planning
The Conservation Fund’s Green Infrastructure Leadership Program builds the capacity of land conservation professionals and their partners to undertake strategic conservation activities that are proactive, systematic, well integrated and applied at multiple scales.
- Greenway Planning and Implementation Handbook — Chattahoochee River
This handbook contains best management practices for government agencies considering trail construction, ecological restoration and other activities near a river. It sets forth clear environmental principles that should guide all work along a river.
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. You can look up information by zip code.
- GA DNR: Parks, Recreation, & Historic Sites Division (PRHSD)
The Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Division is responsible for formulating the Georgia Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years. In addition to SCORP, the PRHSD provides several links to environmental web resources and is also responsible for administering two major grants: the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program and the Recreational Trails Program.
- National Park Service: Rivers, Trail & Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA)
RTCA staff provide technical assistance to community groups and local, state, and federal government agencies so they can conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.
- US DOT: Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration provides several links to manuals and guides for trail design, construction, maintenance, operation, and signage.
- Georgia Trail Summit
This statewide conference is open to everyone interested in trails. They maintain a good Resources page at https://georgiatrailsummit.com/resources/
- Atlanta Regional Commission
The ARC provides a Green Infrastructure Toolkit, the Protected Lands Inventory and Database and the Green Infrastructure Priorities Map. This information applies to the 10-county region which the ARC is responsible for, including: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.
- Chattahoochee Hill Country Conservancy
Its goal is to create a comprehensive land use model, implement innovative land use and conservation programs and educate the general public on the benefits of greenspace and rural agricultural land. Currently, the Conservancy is planning a 98-mail trail in Coweta, Carroll, Fulton and Douglas counties with the Path Foundation.
- Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. In Georgia, TLP provides The Greenprint Georgia program which supports local communities in efforts to protect natural resources.
- Georgia Conservancy: Blueprints for Successful Communities
The Georgia Conservancy is a catalyst for the stewardship of our natural environment through education, principled advocacy and inclusive decision-making in order to make Georgia a premier environmental state. Its program, Blueprints for Successful Communities is a great resource for community member and officials to create greenway-friendly plans across the state.
At your local library
- Greenway Planning and Implementation Handbook — Chattahoochee River (March 2001), Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources and Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc. Handbook contains best management practices for government agencies considering trail construction, ecological restoration and other activities near a river. It sets forth clear environmental principles that should guide all work along a river.