Giles County, VA – The recreation economy is growing and expanding in Giles County. The county is one of only ten communities across the country to participate in the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities program through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the EPA, “[t]he Recreation Economy for Rural Communities planning assistance program helps communities identify strategies to grow their outdoor recreation economy and revitalize their Main Streets.”
Giles County was one of the ten inaugural communities selected to participate in this project, which started in 2019. Here is how the EPA described the Giles County project:
“Giles County, Virginia, worked with the USDA Forest Service to manage and use Cascades Falls and other natural assets to attract residents and visitors to downtown Pembroke, Narrows, and other communities in the county.”
Watch this video to learn more about Giles County’s project for the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities program:
Watch the video directly on YouTube here.
Learn more about the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities Program here.
Explore Giles County, a community in Virginia’s New River Valley, here.
Photo credit: Photo by Alissa Moody.
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