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MATAG Virtual Conference

he MATAG (Mid America Trails And Greenways) 2020 Conference has been postponed until 2021 but please join us for this virtual event this summer. Join us online Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon (Eastern Time) for two engaging and topical discussions. We will also share details for MATAG 2021 taking place in Grand Rapids, Michigan August 15-18. Register and attend MATAG 2020 Virtual to be entered into a drawing to win one free basic registration to MATAG 2021!

When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
9:00 AM
Where: Zoom
United States

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Panel discussions at MATAG 2020 Virtual:


In Times of Crisis, Keeping Trail Policy Relevant with Elected Officials.

Nobody will deny that 2020 has been a year of crises, from the COVID 19 pandemic where trails have seen record use due to the stay-at-home orders to the Black Lives Matters movement which, among its many important objectives, reveals a lack of equity and feeling of safety on trails within our citizens of color. This moderated panel of high-level elected officials will discuss state trail caucuses, crisis response, and economic recovery.

Managing Trails through Times of Crisis.

While developing our trails depends on good policy, most of us work and respond at the local level. This moderated panel of park and trail managers will explore the evolving understanding of the importance of trails in our communities. Discussion will include what management techniques worked and didn’t work during the pandemic response. Further exploration will also include looking at how to create and manage welcoming spaces for all members of our communities. 


Registration for MATAG 2020 Virtual is free. However… Donations are greatly appreciated to help cover event costs. All donations will go directly to MATAG support.