Friday, August 16, 2013

ABetterShreveport Invited to Join "Healthy Green and Into the Outdoors"

"Healthy Green and Into the Outdoors" is a coalition of 19 agencies that are all working combat obesity in our area.  There is a 1.4 million dollar pool of funds from a government grant and private monies raised by the Community Foundation to drive HGIO.  

ABetterShreveport will be able to contribute from a number of angles, but mostly, perhaps by pushing bike paths and nature trails, particularly our long-held vision for using our drainage ditches to create a network for healthy transportation.

One possibility is capping it, while keeping or improving it's capacity to deal with storm water.  Could be nice, don't you think?

or, just add a sidewalk
and for security (though crime would likely go down anyway) 

plenty of possibilities, some concrete (in blue), some natural (red)
Stay tuned, or better yet, come to one of our meetings to help us plan how to make something like this happen.  We meet every Monday at 6:00 p.m., starting in September, at the Wright Math Building on Centenary's campus, at 6:00 p.m.  Join us!

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