Looking around Vermilion County, it is clear that we have a great amount of natural resources as well as vast potential and possibility for future natural resource development. These natural areas are called “Greenways”. Greenways are corridors of open space that often follow natural land or water features. They are usually a combination of privately and publicly owned land that link together natural resources like parks, historic sites, cultural features, and waterways. Often these areas serve as the remaining natural wildlife habitats in our region. A Greenways and Trails Plan is the tool to keep these natural corridors open for wildlife management, recreational purposes, and secure the areas for future generations.
It is our hope that this plan will become a call to action, used to implement best practices for greenways preservation and development of natural recreational opportunities in Vermilion County. This plan will be reviewed and improved upon and worked with for generations to come, to not only improve the quality of life for residents of the county, but also to help preserve and protect the natural and scenic wonders of the area.
Please click here to download a copy of the Greenways and Trails Plan.