Fifth annual river summit at UD Thursday

Representatives from Chattanooga, Tenn., are keynote speakers. Chattanooga has become known for waterfront redevelopment.

“We’re bringing them in to talk about how Chattanooga has used its river resources to bring economic recovery and increase quality of life,” Leslie King, coordinator of the Rivers Institute at UD said. “But we’ve heard from others leading that city’s revival, like Outdoor Chattanooga, that they are impressed with Dayton’s trail system and what we’re doing to protect and promote our rivers and green spaces.”

UD said additional presentations will focus on new developments along the Great Miami River corridor, farmland preservation, workforce development, recreation and tourism, marketing the region and educational outreach.

Since 2008, the summits have attracted state and local leaders from Sidney to Fairfield and communities along the Great Miami River.

Participants include Ohio’s Great Corridor Association, Miami Conservancy District, Five Rivers MetroParks, cities of Dayton, Troy and Miamisburg, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education and other representatives of communities and organizations along the Great Miami River and Mad River corridors.

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