Upcoming Events

Jun 06

Pogue’s Run Waterway Meeting

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jun 09

ROW Steering Committee meeting

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Jun 11

Elements to Success 

Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) is focused on holistic solutions that integrate six related elements. ROW strategically applies these six elements to its waterway/ community projects. Each element has metrics and a committee to identify and support projects connected to each waterway.

Aesthetics

Guiding Principle:

Use experiential sensory engagement to infuse art and natural beauty into each waterway community.

Metric Highlight:

Integrate art and local artists into community and waterway revitalization and planning.

Connectivity

Guiding Principle:

Create artistic, beautiful and welcoming access points to our waterways and surrounding communities.  

Metric Highlight:

Create a connectivity network between ROW waterways, destination locations and communities.

Economics

Guiding Principle:

Waterway improvements become an opportunity for economic growth for adjacent neighborhoods.

Metric Highlight:

Enhance economic growth along waterways through increased capital investment, brownfield remediation and industrial reuse.

Ecology

Guiding Principle:

Create conditions that improve ecological form and function.

Metric Highlight:

Promote waterway corridor restoration and water quality via creation and implementation of toolkits and  and training key stakeholders.

Education

Guiding Principle:

Empower individuals to make a difference in their community by educating them about the waterway’s health, value, and history.

Metric Highlight:

Incorporate educational elements around the waterways that promote stewardship, value, importance and/or history of the waterway.

Well-Being

Guiding Principle:

Improve communities’ health and wellness by developing zones of active play, physical fitness and spiritual healing along the waterways.

Metric Highlight:

Promote waterways and ROW destination locations as a safe resource for improving mental and physical health and well-being.

Use experiential sensory engagement to infuse art and natural beauty into each waterway community. Integrate art and local artists into community and waterway revitalization and planning.
Create artistic, beautiful and welcoming access points to our waterways and surrounding communities.   Create a connectivity network between ROW waterways, destination locations and communities.
Create conditions that improve ecological form and function. Promote waterway corridor restoration and water quality via creation and implementation of toolkits and  and training key stakeholders.
Waterway improvements become an opportunity for economic growth for adjacent neighborhoods. Enhance economic growth along waterways through increased capital investment, brownfield remediation and industrial reuse.
Empower individuals to make a difference in their community by educating them about the waterway’s health, value, and history. Incorporate educational elements around the waterways that promote stewardship, value, importance and/or history of the waterway.
Improve communities’ health and wellness by developing zones of active play, physical fitness and spiritual healing along the waterways. Promote waterways and ROW destination locations as a safe resource for improving mental and physical health and well-being.