Blackland Prairie Trail gets a facelift

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Natchez Trace Parkway has partnered with the Southeast Conservation Corps to improve Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail sections and increase stewardship awareness. Last week, with a generous donation from the City of Tupelo through the Healthy Hometown Award, the crew rehabilitated the raised boardwalk near Chickasaw Village.

“The help of our partners and nearby communities is critical in keeping the trails open and safe and developing a sense of stewardship. We encourage people to get outside and enjoy them” noted trail coordinator Logan Mikus. 

The Parkway maintains over 60 miles of hiking trail designated as Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail by the National Trails System Act “to provide for maximum outdoor recreation potential and for the conservation and enjoyment of the nationally significant scenic, historic, natural, or cultural qualities.”