American Tobacco Trail Volunteer Opportunity at Health Expo Booth Saturday, May 30-31
billbus at gte.net
Fri May 29 12:05:49 EDT 2009
Hi Volunteers for the American Tobacco Trail,
This very late message is to remind you of a Special Trail workday,* *We
will be working at our information table at the Clear Channel Raleigh
Health & Wellness Expo
the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds.
We'll be in Booth 637 from 10 to 5 both Saturday and Sunday at the
Health Expo at the NC State Fairgrounds. Come join us.
Last week, Dilys Bowman, Bob Salano, Dan ?, Nathan Milet (?), (sorry
guys!) and Frank Bennett cut weeds and cleaned our Trail Access on
Fayetteville Road south of Durham. The team also worked on clearing
brush, limbs and trees from the trail itself.
This week, join us anytime at the Jim Graham Building at the
fairgrounds. There is free admission. Welcome anyone to help out. You
can learn a lot more about the American Tobacco Trail and other area
greenways and trails by sharing it with others.
Please let Frank Bennett <mailto:FJB675 at hotmail.com> 919-851-3992 or
Bill Bussey <mailto:billbus at gte.net> 919 545-9104
know anytime if you have any questions.
For more information on ATT workdays, please see our Volunteering page
For directions to workday meeting places and ATT Trailheads go to our
directions page at: http://www.triangletrails.org/DIRECTIONS.HTM
Remember, you *can always *help the ATT and other trails, greenways and
paths in the Triangle - or anywhere on the planet - by picking up and
hauling out at least one piece of trash, or picking up and throwing as
far off the trail, at least one stick, limb or fallen tree, on every
visit or use. If everyone who used our greenways, trails or paths picked
up and removed at least one piece of trash, stick or limb, we'd have the
cleanest trails around!
Future workdays are still being planned. Here is the tentative schedule
for upcoming workdays. *Note that these can change if there is an area
on the trail that needs immediate attention.*
*Upcoming American Tobacco Trail Workdays *
*Saturday, May 30* *& Sunday May 31* We will be working at our
information table at the Clear Channel Raleigh Health & Wellness Expo
the NC State Fairgrounds. We'll be in Booth 637 from 10 to 5 both
Saturday and Sunday at the Health Expo at the NC State Fairgrounds. Come
*Monday, June 1* TRTC Monthly Meeting Woodcroft Professional Center at
intersection of Fayetteville Road and Woodcroft Parkway in southern
Durham 7:30 p.m. All are Welcome!
*Saturday, June 6* National Trails Day
<http://www.americanhiking.org/NTDGeneralInfoFaq.aspx> Trash and Junk
Cleanup of Riddle Road Spur and connecting American Tobacco Trail. 9
a.m. Park and Meet at back entrance of Hillside HS 1200 Riddle Road,
Durham, NC 27713
Saturday, June 13 *Durham Workday Probably Scott King Road Access 9 a.m.
584 Scott King Road, Durham, NC 27713
Saturday, June 20 *Durham Workday TBD
*Saturday, June 27 *Durham Workday TBD
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 3, 4, & 5* Festival For the Eno
<http://www.enoriver.org/Festival/index.html> Information Booth with
Durham Open Space and Trails Commission and Durham Bicycle-Pedestrian
*Construction now in Progress on Chatham ATT Bridges and Trail
Construction of the Chatham County section of the ATT about 2/3
complete! Holmes Contracting is finishing up work on the first section
of trail between the Chatham/Wake County line to the south, and New Hope
Church Road to the north. All of the ATT in Chatham County is now CLOSED
because it is a construction zone. *Please stay out of this area while
construction is going on. If you see construction equipment moving, then
turn around. *Please read and heed all signs and instructions related to
construction in this area.
The Town of Cary has asked us to tell all that the *ATT in Chatham
County should be considered closed until *the entire 4.6 mile section is
open in* August 2009*.
Span Builders, LLC, which is the subcontractor for the Chatham County
bridges, are well underway on* *construction on both the *Panther Creek
and Northeast Creek trestles*. They are accessing this via Pittard Sears
Road. However, as mentioned above, *trail construction is now happening
between O'Kelly Chapel Road to the north and New Hope Church Road in the
south. Please stay off the trail in this area. *
For more information be sure to check out our TRTC/ATT News Link
On another note, *TRTC Volunteers *have been* cutting and trimming grass
on the ATT between Massey Chapel Road to the north and the Chatham
County line to the south.* Please be sure to thank them when you see
them for their hard work. *Your donations make this regular maintenance
TRTC Volunteers have also been doing some drainage and grass trimming
work at our Fayetteville Road Access. This will improve conditions for
users on this important access to the ATT south of I-40. *Again, your
donations make these improvements possible.
*Here is an easy way to help TRTC support the American Tobacco Trail
*while using your computer. Go to http://www.goodsearch.com/ . At the
"Who do you Goodsearch for?" button in the middle of the page, enter
TRTC, or Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Save it as instructed.
Or Better Yet, make it Your Homepage in your browser!* See your
browser's instructions on how to make this page your homepage.
Instead of using Google or Yahoo as your search engine, use
http://www.goodsearch.com/ . TRTC will get about a penny a search in
most situations. You can read all about it at the website. Check it
out!* It works very well!* It is now my search engine of choice! Please
let me know if you have any questions. comments or concerns.
*Please Remember the ATT in your Gifts
Thank you for your support of the Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy!
We are grateful to our loyal volunteers whose help is essential for
regular trail maintenance and special projects. Our special
accomplishments in 2008 include a partnership with the Godiva Track Club
to install a connector trail to Solite Park, as well as completion of
construction of the parking trailhead on Fayetteville Road in Durham.
Our work will continue in 2009 and beyond, and donations
<http://www.triangletrails.org/MEMBERS.HTM> of any amount are gladly
accepted and needed. TRTC will continue to apply for trails-related
grants but funds from memberships and donations remain an important
mechanism for acquiring tools and supplies used in our year-round
efforts to maintain the ATT and other local trails. We need donations
and memberships to pay for our trail workday insurance as well as to
assist in matching grant funding. Thank you for your continued support,
and happy holidays!
You Lookin' for Maps?!
*You can print out our latest ATT map *right now* at
http://www.triangletrails.org/ATT.HTM . Click on both links under the
thumbnail for both sides of the map. Thanks to Wayne Horton for this map
which is arguably one of the most popular trail maps in the triangle.
And let me take this opportunity to *Thank You* for all of your help
and support in building, cleaning and clearing the American Tobacco
Trail in 2008. Thanks to your hard work, expertise and
diligent efforts, we are making steady progress.
Thousands of trail
users are *now safely using* the sections of the trail and facilities
you have helped clear, clean and build. We get so many wonderful
comments and thanks on how well the trail looks when folks use these
facilities. These trail users are often *amazed* to find out that these
improvements were done *completely* by volunteers. Thank you for the
great work and for volunteering your valuable time to help with this
project. Know that it wouldn't be possible without the great work of
each and every one of you.
Thanks for your help and support in building the American Tobacco Trail.
Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
americantobaccotrail at embarqmail.com
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