To plan, build, operate and maintain multi-use trails in the Greers Ferry Lake area which promote fitness and enhhance transportation, the local economy and community relations
Check out the newly
renovated Jeff Anderson Memorial Trail at Sandy Beach, a partership of the Cleburne County Road Department and the City of Heber Springs.
"A partnership between YOU, Greers Ferry Lake Trail Council (501c3 Non Profit) and the City of Heber Springs"
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" button now or mail a check to:
Greers Ferry Lake Trails Council
P.O. Box 74, Heber Springs, AR 72543
*Report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Currently millions of Americans are not getting adequate or recommended levels of quality nutrition or physical activity. Arkansas's adult obesity rate is 34.5% with diabetes at 12.9% and hypertension at 39.4%. Childhood obesity in Arkansas is at 20%. The health and social risks are particularly acute for children making it hard to perform basic tasks and regulate their social-emotional behavior. Practicing healthy habits at a your age makes it more likely that they will pratice healthy habits as an adult.
* "Multi-use trails"ranked #2 on the survey (2005) as a need and want for the area.
*Type 2 diabetes and obesity cases are significantly on the rise in Arkansas. Outdoor exercise plays a key role in treating diabetes and the presence of a "trail" encourages activity.
* A multi-use trail adds immeasurablly in the quality of life, providing safe recreation and alternative transportation.