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dc.contributor.advisorGuldbrandsen, Thaddeus C.
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Elizabeth E.
dc.contributor.otherRowan, June Hammond
dc.contributor.otherMellen, Lelia R.
dc.contributor.otherKahl, J.Steven
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-08T16:15:47Z
dc.date.available2020-12-08T16:15:47Z
dc.date.issued4/13/2009
dc.identifierpsu-etd-024
dc.identifier.urihttps://summit.plymouth.edu/handle/20.500.12774/351
dc.descriptionIn recent years, cities and towns across the United States have developed new trail systems to reengage nature, promote physical fitness, enhance economic opportunity, and promote a higher quality of life for residents. Plymouth, New Hampshire is an example of a community with riverfront projects underway. In Plymouth, the community has several natural amenities including two rivers and land that is open for the community to use freely. Many new community initiatives have been completed in Plymouth to make the rivers and trails more accessible for community members, but several projects have had difficulty gaining a foothold. The completion of all the riverfront and trail projects is important for the future conservation of the local environment as well as in playing a vital role in the positive physical and mental health of community members. This document reviews the literature on place attachment as well as the literature covering the importance of an individual's connection to nature. Through discussions with project leaders a chronological review of all completed and proposed riverfront and trail projects are presented. As a result of reviewing the literature and the discussions with project leaders I have been able to make recommendations to further pursue and justify future and current riverfront and trail initiatives in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
dc.description.abstractElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.titleA connected community: a proposal to enhance access to natural amenities in Plymouth, New Hampshire
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dc.typeelectronic thesis or dissertation
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://digitalcommons.plymouth.edu/etd/24
etdms.degree.disciplineDepartment of Environmental Science and Policy
etdms.degree.grantorPlymouth State University
etdms.degree.levelmasters
etdms.degree.nameMaster of Science in Environmental Science and Policy


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