Supporters of the Carolina Thread Trail, local officials and residents gathered at the West Branch Greenway in Davidson Saturday morning to celebrate a couple of milestones. It was the fifth anniversary of the Thread Trail, a planned network of greenways and trails that eventually could stretch 1,400 miles and link 15 counties in North and South Carolina. It also marked the 100th mile of completed trail, and organizers unveiled a stone bench monument to mark the occasion.
Last week we talked to Ann Browning, project director for the trail at the Catawba Lands Conservancy. She said the greenways are valuable in communities on their own.
“It’s made even more valuable by connecting to their neighbors. If you look at things on a regional scale, you get communities connecting to each other,” she said.
Read more in our article “Carolina Thread Trail to celebrate 5 years, 100 miles.”
See also the Davidson Lands Conservancy’s report and photos from Saturday’s event.
FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST
Also on Saturday, The Thread began a photo contest to encourage trail users to take photos and share their outdoor adventures. From Nov. 17 to Dec. 10, Facebook users will be able to post photos and vote for their favorite trail picture out on The Thread. Photos that get the most “likes” (or votes) will win prizes, with one grand prize awarded to the most liked photo. More information about the contest is available on The Thread’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/carolinathreadtrail or on the website, www.carolinathreadtrail.org.
RELATED COVERAGE and LINKS
May 22, 2011, “Photo of the Day: Great day on the greenway” – an item about the opening ceremony for the West Branch Greenway in May 2012.
Carolina Thread Trail, www.carolinathreadtrail.org.
Catawba Lands Conservancy, catawbalands.org