Genesis’ Capital Cascades Trail project was featured as a case study by the New York City Soil & Water Conservation District in a study they prepared for The Nature Conservancy, entitled Greening Vacant Lots: Planning and Implementation Strategies. The resulting report details how "Storm water and vacant lots are both underutilized resources that can improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of cities."
Tallahasse's Capital Cascade Trail was chosen because it illustrates how a greenway and a network of parks can manage regional stormwater.
Capital Cascades Trail is a multi-segmented trail that suports stormwater management, recreation, transportation, and enhances the quality of life for Tallahassee's citizens. Using a system of pocket parks, box culverts, and retention ponds, and constructed wetlands forming a "floodable park" to both mitigate local and regional flooding and improve water quality.
The Segments to the Capital Cascades Trail include Franklin Boulevard, Capital Cascade Park, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Way, and the Central Drainage Ditch.
You an read download a PDF of the report here:
Greening Vacant Lots: Planning and Implementation Strategies (Capital Cascades Trail Case Study)
Greening Vacant Lots: Planning and Implementation Strategies (full report)
For more information, please contact:
Mark T. Llewellyn, PE
President & CEO
2507 Callaway Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Tel. (850) 224-4400