Title

Kankakee County Greenways and Trails Plan 2009

Document Type

Article

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Publication Date

8-11-2009

Abstract

In January of 2009, the Kankakee County Planning Department received a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation for the purpose of updating its Green ways and Trails Plan. The Planning Department formed a Citizens Advisory Committee that was tasked with the endeavor. The Committee reviewed the 1999Plan and the accomplishments that had been created, as well as new trail technologies. new construction techniques, and new development practices.This information was then used to examine each of the proposed greenways and trails to determine if modifications were appropriate. The Committee also looked at the continuity of the system to determine if the proposed greenways and trails were still viable and if additional routes were necessary.

After completion of the review, the Committee formulated the 2009 Greenways and Trails Plan which was adopted by the Kankakee County Board on August 11, 2009. This Brochure summarized the Plan and provides a map of all existing and proposed greenways and trails.

Comments

The map on the brochure was donated to Olivet Nazarene University by the Black family. Benner Library's Digital Initiatives staff found the original content online and is providing a link to that source. J.R. Black was an advocate for the conservation of the Kankakee River and spent many years collecting data and working with multiple organizations to preserve the Kankakee River Valley.

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