Check in on Greenway Planning

River of Grass Greenway If you drop by the School of Architecture at FIU on Saturday (March 16) you can see and comment on plans for the River of Grass Greenway, the proposed hiking and biking trail between Naples and Miami. On my visit yesterday I got a kick out of the aerial maps detailing  the full 26 miles between Krome Avenue and the Collier County line. It was easy to recognize spots I’d been to, and envision how a trail would make visiting the Everglades both more fun and more educational. The Saturday session, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 341 of the PCA building, will conclude a three-week series of workshops designed to encourage public input on what the trail should be like. If you haven’t offered your ideas, I encourage you to do so — either in person or by visiting the planners’ website. Planning for the greenway is being led by the Miami-Dade Department of Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces, alongside the national design firm AECOM. They’ve gotten invaluable help from experts at the National Park Service and South Florida advocates.