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ACRP and FMST Trail Work Day May 2014

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FMTSFMTSAlamance County Recreation and Parks and Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail are hosting a Trail work day!

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: Starting at 9:00am at Red Slide Park 389 Lang St, Haw River
Bring: bag lunch & snacks for yourself, water, work gloves, long pants (poison ivy), work shoes, bug spray (ticks)

Trail construction begins this weekend on a four mile section of trail through the heart of Alamance County.  This stretch of trail, from Stoney Creek Marina to Red Slide Park in downtown Haw River, is the culmination of over five years of planning, fundraising and working with riverside landowners to gain access to the property.  Once complete, this section will add to the existing section between Indian Valley and Stoney Creed to create eight miles of continuous Haw River Trail/ Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

The train construction will be completed with the assistance of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.  Work begins this Saturday and will continue through the Fall (additional work days: June 14 and July 12).  Volunteers of all skill levels are needed to help with this section, so please consider coming out to help.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact FMST Alamance Task Force Leader Megan Squire at megansquire@gmail.com

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First Place in Best Overall Division Wildflower Program

April 2, 2014

 

Congratulations to North Carolina Division of Transportation (NCDOT) Division 7 on winning First Place in Best Overall Division Wildflower Program at the Annual Wildflower Awards ceremony in Raleigh!

The awards were given to N.C. Department of Transportation staff who cultivated the best-looking flowers of 2013, as voted on by a panel of judges. They also recognize the efforts of all NCDOT crews who help carry out the Wildflower Program and work to enhance the overall appearance and environmental quality of the state’s highways.   The awards are sponsored by The Garden Club of North Carolina Inc.

NCDOT Division 7 includes Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties

The NCDOT Wildflower Program began in 1985 and is coordinated by the department’s Roadside Environmental Unit, which installs and maintains 1,500 acres of wildflowers along North Carolina’s highways. The program is primarily funded through the sale of personalized license plates.

Below is a photo of New Leaf President, Rett Davis and NCDOT Division 7 staffer Ken Taffer with the award and a photo of the award winning flower bed. Congratulations!!

Rett Davis and Ken Taffer - First Place in Best Overall Division Wildflower Program

Rett Davis and Ken Taffer – First Place in Best Overall Division Wildflower Program


Flower bed that took First Place in Best Overall Division Wildflower Program

Flower bed that took First Place in Best Overall Division Wildflower Program