Who We Are
The citizens of the Kanawha Valley, through numerous plans and projects, have sought and are seeking to conserve and protect the significant lands of the Greater Kanawha Valley [that are currently not protected] for their own enjoyment and the enjoyment of future generations. It is our ultimate desire to make the greater Charleston area a more pedestrian friendly and healthier place to live.
Lewis Payne, Co-chair
Susie Salisbury, Co-chair
Dennis Strawn, Co-chair
Mary Jean Davis
To make the greater Charleston area a friendlier and enriched place to live by developing an area network of improved greenways, including biking, walking, skating and hiking trails by enhancing opportunities for recreation, improved health and fitness, education and economic improvement, while showcasing areas of natural beauty and historic significance.
It is our goal as NeighborWoods to:
Identify and prioritize greenway projects within the Kanawha Valley area
Educate, fundraise and plan activities in order to accomplish these projects
Raise awareness and promote accomplishments and goals
Motivate community groups to become involved
Build capacity for community-wide initiatives to further the mission of the Charleston Land Trust and this Committee
A Vision for Greenspace, Connectivity & Pedestrian Community
This initiative seeks to develop safe trails to enable citizens of all ages and abilities to walk, run, cycle, in-line skate, or to use other non-motorized "vehicles" to reach these lands of significance (parks, nature preserves, and other greenspaces) and to reach other places of community importance (schools, workplaces, grocery stores, theaters, etc.)
The development of such a trail system will bring ecological, economic and quality of life benefits to the citizens of the Kanawha Valley for generations to come.
For more information on the Greenway Initiative, click here
Greenspaces & Projects
Coonskin to Capitol Market
Fort Hill/ Danner Park
Cato Park Trails
Kanawha Trestle Trail
Capitol Market Hub
Gat Creek to Holz School
Oakwood to G.W.
Spring Hill Cemetary
Trace Fork Fields and Trails
Mt. Alpha to KSF via Longbranch
57th Street Trailhead