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Clarkesville - Greenway Project

The Clarkesville Greenway was called for in the Habersham County plan (which includes Clarksville) since before 2008. Today, those plans have been realized. The Clarkesville Greenway is a 1 ½ mile loop within 19 acres of green space. The loop takes you by the Soque River as well as by a constructed wetland and a stream bank restoration project. Adjacent to the Greenway is the Greenway Garden, a community garden with 28 plots, and Habersham County’s first public organic community garden. It provides these plots to local gardeners to grow their own organic vegetables, either in a plot or in the recently added greenhouse.
The continued development of the greenway is important to Clarkesville and Habersham County for several reasons, but the most important of these is economic development: tourism creates jobs, and greenways create tourism, so by developing the greenway, Clarkesville is also contributing to the economic vitality of the community. But the greenway also contributes other benefits to the community: natural resource conservation; alternate transportation modes through provision of walking trails throughout the county; and providing the community garden on land adjoining the greenway.
Justin Ellis
Executive Director
Soque River Watershed Association


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