2015 Detroit River Paddling Guide -
Metropolitan Affairs Coalition in partnership with DLGI, Michigan Sea Grant, Riverside Kayak Connection and others developed this new user guide making it easier to plan paddling trips along the Detroit Heritage River Water Trail.
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Paddler Survey
- Conducted by Michigan State University Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (MSU-CARRS) in partnership with Downriver Linked Greenways, Riverside Kayak Connection LLC, National Parks Service River Trails and Michigan Sea Grant. Survey results by Dr. Christine Vogt, Dr. Mi Ran Kim and Lauren Knollenberg.
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Developing, Marketing and Programming Water Trails in Michigan Summary of the 2009 Water Trail Survey conducted by Michigan State University Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (MSU-CARRS) in partnership with Downriver Linked Greenways, Riverside Kayak Connection LLC, National Parks Service River Trails and Michigan Sea Grant. It is a companion piece to the Paddler Survey Report above.
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Master Plan - Our original plan was developed in 2000 through funding from numerous Downriver communities, Kodak and Rails-to-Trails, with assistance from the Congressman John D. Dingell, then State Representative George Mans, Downriver Community Conference and Michigan Sea Grant. The plan provides an overall vision for 21 communities in Wayne and Monroe Counties, distinguishes primary trail routes and local connectors, identifies potential funding resources and outlines project readiness criteria.
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Master Plan Addendum
- This new document provides updates on regional trail efforts and changes in funding resources that have occurred since the original DLGI Master Paln was developed in 2000.






Wayfinding Companion - In 2003, DLGI was selected as one of four projects in Michigan to receive technical and design assistance from the National Park Service's Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program. As a result, we were able to create a manual, including templates, to assist communities with the development of trail signage.
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Marketing Brochure  - In 2008, DLGI released their first marketing brochure complete with an updated regional trail map and information on 6 trail segments.




Water Trail Map - In September 2006, Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC) released plans for the Detroit Heritage River Water Trail, the first water trail planned for Southeast Michigan. The Water Trail is a river version of a greenway trail (or “blueway”) and was a derivative of the DLGI. It will provide opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, and small boat paddling.
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Birding Map - In 2007, the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance received a grant to create the ByWays to FlyWays Bird Driving Tour for Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario. The project was funded by the Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc Pathways to Nature Conservation Fund, a program of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.




Discover Our Wildside - In 2003, the National Wildlife Refuge celebrated their 100th anniversary. The Discover Our Wildside brochure was created as part of the Metro Detroit Area celebration. It highlights the improving quality of life that's making the Detroit-Windsor metropolitan area a great place to live, work, and play.
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Downriver Delta Greenway Map - In 2008, the Fort-Visger Community Development Corporation created a map showing the linkages between the cities of Detroit zip code 48217, Ecorse, River Rouge and Lincoln Park on the North-South Connector of the Downriver Linked Greenways.



Connecting Michigan - In 2007, the Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance, National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program and Michigan Recreation and Park Association Trails, Blueways and Greenways Committee issued a report on a statewide trails vision and action plan for Michigan. 


Pedestrian and Bicyclist Traffic Control Device Evaluation Methods - Although not directly related to DLGI, this study will be of interest to trail planners, engineers, local officials and others. The study was part of a larger FHWA research study to quantify the effectiveness of engineering countermeasures in improving safety and operations for pedestrians and bicyclists. The project focused on existing and new engineering countermeasures that have not yet been comprehensively evaluated.
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Special thanks to Metropolitan Affairs Coalition for hosting many of the documents. 
 
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