David K. Pharr Receives 2011 Trailblazer Award for Museum to Market Trail Project

Media Mention
The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s 2011 Annual Meeting honored BABC partner David K. Pharr and Dr. Clay Hays with the 2011 Trailblazer Awards for their hard work and dedication on the Bicycle-Pedestrian Trail Project. The recipients worked with area mayors, community organizations, and transportation officials, to refine and promote trail projects and help secure more than $3 million in funding for trails in Greater Jackson. The Museum to Market Trail, Jackson’s first rails-to-trails development, will connect the downtown Mississippi Farmer’s Market to two of the most popular museums in the state, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Mississippi Children’s Museum at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. The trail will follow the historic GM&O rail line for 2.5 miles along the eastern border of the Belhaven and Belhaven Heights neighborhoods.