Trails planning and development workshop planned in Wells County

People can help plan and develop the trails system in Wells County by participating in the Wells County Trails Workshop 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25 at the Wells County Chamber of Commerce, 211 Water St. in Bluffton.

Beginning at 11 a.m., those attending will learn more about current trails plans and can become part of the process for planning future trails development, a workshop news release said.

Beginning at noon, featured speakers will be:

* Brooks Fetters, mayor of Huntington, on “Huntington Trails: The Economic and Revitalization Perspective”

* Dawn Ritchie, city of Fort Wayne Greenways manager, and Kent Castleman, Fort Wayne Trails executive director, on “Trail development, Poka-Bache Connector and the United Trails Plan, and the role of trail advocacy and the nonprofit partner”

Wells County is one of 12 counties partnering in the Northeast Indiana United Trails system, the news release said. The Poka-Bache Connector, a planned 81-mile trail corridor connecting Ouabache State Park in Wells County to Pokagon State Park in Steuben County, is scheduled to pass through central and northern Wells County.

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