October 2011 – TWM collaborated with a team of professional firms to complete a new Long Range Development Plan for the Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD), which serves St. Clair and Madison Counties in Illinois.
The project involved identifying and surveying various agencies and contacts in the two-county region and using that data to create a comprehensive GIS database and map of existing and proposed parks and trail facilities. The team then assisted in reviewing and prioritizing the proposed trail projects in order to identify MEPRD’s top priorities. TWM also prepared exhibits, facilitating public input, and provided input into the drafting of the master plan. TWM’s piece of the planning effort was primarily those trails and projects specific to St. Clair County.