Some of you are likely familiar with the Carolina Thread Trail already. This exciting project aims to create a regional trail network that will ultimately reach 15 counties and more than 2.3 million people. The Carolina Thread Trail focuses on preserving natural corridors and connecting people to nature through a network of connected trails.
The 5th Annual Trail Forum is coming up on Thursday, December 6th.
The Forum will be an information-packed day with sessions providing the latest information and expertise to advance trails in your own community.
Concurrent educational sessions will be led by experts in the areas of trail planning, funding, design, and construction.
The meeting is free, however it is limited to the first 200 people who register online.
Here is some additional background on the Carolina Thread Trail:
“More than a hiking trail, more than a bike path, The Thread preserves our natural areas and is a place for exploration of nature, culture, science and history.” (from their website)
The Carolina Thread Trail arose from a discovery process started in 2005 based on what local and regional citizens and groups considered the region’s most pressing environmental needs and concerns. Open space preservation surfaced as a major priority, and that is the need that this Carolina Thread Trail seeks to meet.
Come on out to the forum, or just get out and enjoy our open spaces!