nation are reinventing themselves. It can happen where
you live too. Think of the possibilities of turning neglected rivers
and streams into community assets for boating, fishing, or quiet
reflection; little known historic sites into attractive centers
for recreation with displays, tours, and events; abandoned rail
corridors into greenways with trails, flowers, and trees; and disconnected
neighborhoods into revitalized community places with benches, parks,
You have the vision,
but where do you start?
The National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance
program is always exploring new ways to help communities work together
to improve their special places. There is no magic; there are simply
some tried and true methods we have learned from the communities where
we work. These have become the tools of our trade. Together they form
our ToolBox for public participation.
to rebuild your community Ė and donít forget your ToolBox!