The St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Community Foundation of St. Clair County have kicked off an ambitious regional trail planning project which will impact state and regional trail efforts. The planning will address gaps and potential economic impact for the Bridge to Bay Trail, Great Lakes to Lake Trail along with the Wadhams to Avoca Trail. The Community Foundation has hired the firm of Public Sector Consultants to conduct an economic impact study which will help educate regional stakeholders on the potential economic benefits and impact of a completed regional trail system. The first round of public input for the work being conducted by SmithGroup will take place on December 11 with both a lunchtime focus group session at the St. Clair County Administration Building, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and an early evening focus group session at Sperry’s 2nd Floor Dinnerhouse, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to both sessions to provide input on the future of the countywide trail network.