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Public meetings aim to improve Lowcountry waterways

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Blue trails and blueways are expected to increase in popularity in the coming years, according to the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG). 

In fact, local leaders believe the region's major waterways will soon be a billion dollar industry.

That's why the BCDCOG is hosting the Blue Trail Project, five public meetings scheduled in July, that will help the public gain a better understanding of local waterways and allow public input on the recreational opportunities for blueways. 

According to Vonie Gilreath, BCDCOG Mobility Manager, a mobile app is being developed that will show the entrances and launches on Lowcountry waterways. That's expected to be released in August. 

Gilreath said the mobile app is just one of the many improvements BCDCOG is working on. 

BCDCOG was awarded a grant to partner with the Department of Interior’s National Park Service to lead the formation of a BCD Regional Blueways Coalition. This coalition of stakeholders and citizens will develop a plan to attract a variety of users to the regional waterways/blueways and related outdoor recreational opportunities. 

The public meeting schedule is below: 

TUESDAY, JULY 7 
6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Dorchester County Council Chambers
500 N Main St, Summerville, SC

THURSDAY, JULY 9 
6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Edisto Hall at James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr. Charleston, SC

TUESDAY, JULY 14
5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Montague Room at North Charleston City Hall
2500 City Hall Ln, North Charleston, SC

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15
5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Awendaw Town Hall
6971 Doar Road, Awendaw, SC

THURSDAY, JULY 16 
6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Berkeley County Administration Building
1003 Highway 52, Moncks Corner, SC

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