Cahaba Blueway important for tourism

Published 8:51 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019

When the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) held their public dedication of the Cahaba Blueway access site location at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park on Monday afternoon, a message was sent across the area that Dallas County continues to have a lot of outdoors recreation to offer tourists.

The Cahaba is considered one of the most biologically diverse rivers in North America, according to Cahaba Blueway Coordinator Brian Rushing.

The Cahaba Blueway initiative of The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED) is designed to remove the informational and physical barriers that currently prevent people from experiencing the Cahaba, and create a program that will draw people to the river from near and far.

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The Blueway will not only improve quality of life in our community by providing access to this space but allowing tourists to come in and use the same access.

This also will increase the area’s value as an economic asset.

This move of this dedication is important to the growth of our community.