2015 Tour de Pork Thank You!

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“Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.” William Makepeace Thackeray
The Fat Boy Bikers’ excellence in philanthropic efforts with the Tour de Pork are much appreciated by the Ohio River Greenway.  These volunteers serve and make it seem easy to put on an event that hosts over 300 cyclists.  Turtle Run Winery paired with Gary Mitchell’s pulled pork is perfection.  The scenic ride in Corydon, Indiana is absolutely beautiful and the Harrison County Convention and Tourism bureau works to make sure everyone has a great break!  The Greenway is better because of you!
And a huge thank you to the sponsors:
Eckart Wholesale Supplies
One Anesthesia
William A. Mischler, DMD Orthodontics
Clarksville Schwinn
Bean Street Coffee Co.
ISCO Pipe”

Ohio River Greenway Community Involvement

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Clarksville South

Clarksville needs to hear from Greenway supporters.  That’s You!
Clarksville is taking input on the plans/redevelopment of areas near the Greenway including the historic Colgate site.  Public meetings will be held to discuss Clarksville South, but you can also offer input online.  Please follow this link for more information and to be heard:

 

Ohio River Greenway Master Plan Refresh: Greenway 2040

Thanks to the Ogle Foundation’s generous donation, the Ohio River Greenway Commission now has a refreshed Master Plan putting forth a vision for a world class linear park system along the Ohio River Greenway. The mission of the Ohio River Greenway is to provide a common linkage between the Communities of Jeffersonville, Clarksville, and New Albany, Indiana along the banks of the Ohio River and to promote a passive recreational environment for river access, while allowing each community to construct riverfront amenities to enhance the overall project. The Ogle Foundation’s generous contribution aids in continuing the mission of the Ohio River Greenway. It is appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.

Since 1993, leaders in Southern Indiana have been actively engaged in the planning, funding, design, and construction of the Greenway. The Greenway Commission envisions that the connection of communities along the Ohio River will foster cooperation and benefits such as tourism, seasonal festivals, dining/entertainment, and a renewed interest in the real estate along our waterfront. Indeed, this vision has taken shape as the project has progressed. The quality of life in our communities will be enhanced with increased access to the river and the ability to showcase the heritage and culture of the region. Completion of the Greenway will strengthen Southern Indiana property values, draw businesses to the area, create jobs and strengthen Indiana’s economy.

With the master plan refreshed, the Ohio River Greenway Commission is ready to begin the process of detailed planning and implementation to create a linear park that will build upon the Greenway’s multi-use path, while preserving and enhancing the aesthetic character of the Greenway and its surrounding areas.

For more information about the Master Plan’s vision, please visit:  www.Greenway2040.org

2015 IUS Study on the Economic Impact of the Greenway

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During the Spring semester of 2015, IUS School of Business Urban Economics undergraduate students conducted an economic impact survey the results of which help the communities surrounding the Ohio River Greenway understand the economic and locational impact visitors to the Greenway have on their businesses and amenities.  The students conducted surveys at various times and places concentrating on the areas around the Big 4 Bridge and the New Albany Amphitheater.

The general findings were that 45% of the visitors polled were in the area and spent money because of the Ohio River Greenway and 62% of these were visitors to the area or non-locals.  66% of respondents would have taken their spending outside of the defined local area if the Greenway did not exist.  These findings show that the Ohio River Greenway has contributed positively to the economic and locational impact of the communities and will continue to do so as the survey results further show that 87% of the visitors would recommend the Greenway to others.

Click here to download the entire survey report and results.

FUN AND EASY WAY TO DONATE!

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The Friends of the Ohio River Greenway is a part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

Please join us in supporting the Friends of the Ohio River Greenway by signing up for KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS!  This takes just a few minutes, costs you nothing and allows you to support the Greenway every time you shop at Kroger.

Simply go to:  https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards, register your Kroger Plus Card and select the Friends of the Ohio River Greenway as your non-profit choice. The Friends’ organization number is 56111.

If you have already enrolled your rewards card, you will need to re-enroll each year between August 1 and August 31.

For more information please go to The Friends of the Ohio River Greenway and thank you for your contribution to the Greenway!