Gulf Power helps energize regional trail idea

Gulf Power is stepping up to help promote the outdoors.

The Atlanta-based company, which serves more than 400,000 customers in Northwest Florida, sponsored a forum and two-day workshop that focused on the development of a regional trail that can be used for walking, hiking and biking.

The trail would connect South Alabama to Blackwater State Park and State Forest, allowing people to trek from the Upland longleaf pine habitat down through communities in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties and on to the beaches. The good news is a foundation has already been laid with multiuse and bike trails already in place.

The idea for the regional trail was started by a small group of citizens in Santa Rosa County and the Conservation Fund, which is based out of Virginia. Gulf Power didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to get involved with it.

“At Gulf Power, we saw this as an opportunity for a safe and healthy way to get people outside and enjoying the environment,” said Rick Delahaya, the media relations supervisor for Gulf Power.

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