American Tobacco Trail Workday Saturday, August 28 is Cancelled
billbus at verizon.net
Fri Aug 27 07:35:13 EDT 2010
Hi Volunteers for the American Tobacco Trail,
This very late message is to tell you that the American Tobacco Trail
Workday, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 28 is *Cancelled*.
The Town of Cary has invited us to give away our American Tobacco Trail
maps and offer ATT information at their Lazy Daze event booth in
Downtown Cary. The booth location will be near the old Cary Elementary
School. That's all I know about the location.
Come enjoy Lazy Daze if you like. And stop by and see us there.
Next week, we'll take Labor Day weekend off. If this changes, I'll send
out a notice to you. Else, we'll see you on September 11 at the Scott
King Road Access.
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
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 and open space around!
Soccer players can practice their soccer kick by kicking off dried horse
manure from the trail. Just kick it off to the side. It normally isn't
that messy, and if it is, you generally have a long walk to clean it
off. It is a great way to keep in shape.
*Also, there is now NO PARKING along the busy O'Kelly Chapel Road.*
Please park elsewhere along the ATT, particularly if you have children
or dogs. The best place to park to use this section is north at Herndon
Park on Scott King Road; or south at the White Oak Church Road Access.
Both of these are off-road trail access facilities,
You can park along a less heavier traveled - but still of concern -
Scott King Road next to the park if you like, but Herndon Park is by far
the better alternative. You can find directions at www.triangletrails.org.
You can also park nearby on Pittard-Sears Road
This is a dead end road with currently little traffic. Park along the
side of the road surrounding the trail crossing. Please do not park
inside the new development just west of the trail on the left. Also, do
not park in front of driveways or the trail entrance.
On another note, please *pay particular care and attention when
crossing O'Kelly Chapel Road, particularly if you have children, dogs
or horses.* Due to the speed of traffic and the limited sight lines,
O'Kelly Chapel is arguably the most dangerous road crossing along the
trail south of I-40 in Chatham and Wake counties. Though marked with
bicycle crossing signs and stripes, traffic does not slow down, there is
a lot of traffic (being a straight line cut through from NC 751 and NC
55) and the sight lines are minimal at best. Traffic comes fast around a
short sight line curve in the road and is on ATT users crossing before
you know it.
This is compounded by trail users parking along the side of the road
here. *However, as noted above, Parking is no longer permitted on
O'Kelly Chapel Road.* No Parking Signs will soon be posted - if not
already - and law enforcement officials will enforce it.
Please *heed the STOP signs* on the trail particularly when crossing
O'Kelly Chapel Road. Look as far as you can both ways down O'Kelly
Chapel Road before you cross - and then cross quickly.
If you have children, dogs or are on horseback, please cross O'Kelly
Chapel Road quickly together.
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, September 4* We'll take Labor Day weekend off!
*Saturday, September 11 * Durham Workday Scott King Road Access 9 a.m.
610 Scott King Road, Durham, NC 27713
*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 charitable donations!
Thank you for your support of the Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy!
Our work continues in 2010 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 2009 and 2010. 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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