April showers bring May flowers: spring is in full swing and that means lots of green, everywhere. DeSoto County and regional officials are taking advantage of the season by planning and developing the environmentally friendly future of our region.
The officials are developing the Memphis Greenprint and Sustainability Plan and have been holding public meetings to gather feedback from residents about the best way to make the county even more sustainable.
This particular plan, which is cleverly named the “greenprint,” is similar to a blueprint in that it is tying together greenways, recreational parks, and trail projects in the Mid-South region.
Communities like Olive Branch, Horn Lake, and our own Southaven are all hopping aboard the greenways bandwagon.
According to a news article on the project, it is all about healthier ways of transportation and the goal is to make biking and walking to destinations in our towns and communities easy and enjoyable.
These trails and greenways won’t only function as a recreational way to bring the community together, they will be helpful for functional transportation such as getting to work every day.
Projects such as this one prove just how ambitious and environmentally conscious a community of people can be. According the article, feedback that has been received from DeSoto residents has been very positive.
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