The Natchez Trace Parkway Wants to Hear from You

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The Natchez Trace Parkway staff is hoping to make this year the best yet on this beautiful scenic 444-mile byway! To help them do just that, they’re inviting the community to share input on Parkway educational programming, community outreach and education, and informational publications.

The Natchez Trace Parkway staff is hoping to make this year the best yet on this beautiful scenic 444-mile byway! To help them do just that, they’re inviting the community to share input on Parkway educational programming, community outreach and education, and informational publications.

As part of the development of a Long Range Interpretive Plan, all of these meetings are open to community residents to share ideas on what information the Natchez Trace Parkway provides through the park’s webpage, social media, brochures, signs and educational resources.

Natchez Trace Parkway sign
Natchez Trace Parkway Sign (NPS Photo)

Parkway staff are interested in developing the best ways to share the Parkway’s stories and hearing community perspectives on the type of experiences the park should provide to visitors. So, take a look at the schedule to see which meeting is most convenient for you to attend. We hope to see you there!

Hohenwald, TN: The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Housing Authority Office at 109 Allison Ave. The meeting will last from 10am until noon. If you’re located on the northern end of the Trace, this is the one for you!

Hohenwald, TN
Tuesday, March 24th in Hohenwald, TN

Tupelo, MS: There will also hold a meeting for local educators on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo. The meeting will last from 10am until noon. It’s easy to find — just head to milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway (located two miles north of Highway 78).

Tupelo, MS
Wednesday, March 25th in Tupelo, MS

Ridgeland, MS: For Trace fans residing near the midpoint of the Natchez Trace Parkway, come check out the meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The meeting will last from 10am until noon at the Mississippi Craft Center on 950 Rice Road in Ridgeland.

Ridgeland, MS
Wednesday, April 8th in Ridgeland, MS

Natchez, MS: Finally, the last meeting will take place at the southern end of the Trace in Natchez on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Like the others, it will last from 10am until noon. The location is ‘to be determined’ so stay tuned for updates on the specific location!

natchez
Thursday, April 9th in Natchez, MS

For more information about this and other Parkway programs, please contact Kristin Schwarz at Kirstin_Biondi@nps.gov or call 1-800-305-7417. You can also visit the National Park Service website here.

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