Trail-Building Workshop Set for January 8 & March 5

GREENSBORO, NC – December 29, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Greensboro residents can start off the New Year by helping to build North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail in Guilford and Alamance counties as participants in a two-part workshop on January 8 and March 5.

The free workshop will be taught by Randy Johnson, who developed Grandfather Mountain’s back country trails management system and helped design the Tanawha Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Johnson is the author of “Hiking North Carolina,” a statewide trail guide.

The sessions are:

  • Basic Trail Building and Maintenance — Saturday, January 8, 9 am-4 pm, Burlington. The workshop begins with classroom instruction in the morning and field work on a trail along the Haw River in the afternoon. Students will learn the basics from trail planning and design to trail construction techniques. To register, visit online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e371sywm423b80f5&llr=54ke8qcab. Workshop location will be provided after registration.
  • Advanced Trail Building Techniques — Saturday, March 5, 9 am-4 pm, Greensboro. This workshop begins with classroom work in the morning and field work on a new Greensboro watershed trail in the afternoon. The class is designed for experienced trail volunteers and for those who have completed the basic trail-building workshop in January. Topics will include advanced design and construction techniques such as rock and log retaining walls and bridges. To register, visit online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e372c0ga803302fc&llr=54ke8qcab. Workshop location will be provided after registration.

The classes are co-sponsored by Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and the Haw River Trail Partnership in Alamance County. Funding is provided by the federal Recreational Trails Program, administered by NC Division of Parks and Recreation.

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Contact:
Madeleine Carey
Phone: 336-373-3816

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