Development of a blueways paddling trail in St. Tammany Parish will be the topic of a community discussion Thursday in Covington.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Christwood Retirement Center, 100 Christwood Blvd.

The project area for the proposed Three Rivers Paddling Trail includes the vicinity where the Tchefuncte, Bogue Falaya and Abita rivers converge. The overall goal of the project is to develop a blueway, or water trail, that is enhanced with launching points, signage and areas of interest for kayakers, canoeists and paddle boarders, as well as to provide environmental conservation to the area.

“This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with local, regional and national partners to formulate a master plan that will enhance our residents’ ability to access the beautiful river systems of our parish, provide water recreation alternatives and build on our quality of life,” Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish president, said. “We hope this project will serve as a model for future blueways projects across our parish and will highlight our abundant natural resources and beautiful environment.”

For information on the project, contact the St. Tammany Parish Government Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism at (985) 898-3011.