Photo by Thomas Wells, NESM Journal
Park partners help the Natchez Trace Parkway complete projects, educate the public, and preserve the Parkway for future generations.
The Natchez Trace Compact, is an organization comprised of communities along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Their mission is to promote travel along the Parkway and exploration of the adjacent communities. A link to their Visitors Guide can be found on their website.
The Natchez Trace Parkway Association is a non-profit organization that assists the Natchez Trace Parkway by seeking funding and political support for the National Park Service’s seventh most visited unit.
Eastern National Parks and Monuments Association is a private, non-profit organization that provides quality educational products and services to park visitors. A portion of the proceeds are donated back to the Natchez Trace Parkway to support interpretive and educational programs. We have used these funds for special events and interpretive programs and supplies.
With the help of State Parks, the Army Corps of Engineers, and US Forest Service we are able to provide additional recreational opportunities to our visitors.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) provides college and high school students with hands-on opportunities in the field of conservation, while assisting the Natchez Trace Parkway with trail projects.
Did You Know?
The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.