Finish the Palmetto Trail public input session, May 22
Partners of the Palmetto Trail: You are invited!
Join Palmetto Conservation Foundation and Alta Planning (with funding from Boeing) at one of six statewide “Finish the Palmetto Trail” public input sessions.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
4 – 7 p.m. with consultant presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Glendale Outdoor Leadership School (GOLS)
270 Wheeling Circle, Glendale, SC 29346
- Revise maps of existing Palmetto Trail and proposed completed route
- Identify region-specific needs, desires, opportunities
- Build partnerships and volunteer base
- Generate support for future implementation of the Master Plan
Your input can help us finish the Palmetto Trail!
The staff and supporters of Palmetto Conservation Foundation would like to inform you of an exciting new project regarding PCF’s signature project, the Palmetto Trail. Using grant monies from The Boeing Company, PCF has contracted the nationally-renowned Alta Planning to develop a master plan of the Palmetto Trail, paving the way for the trail’s completion.
The master plan will identify strategies for closing gaps along the trail’s 425-mile spine and developing spur trails to connect the Palmetto Trail to adjacent communities. This planning effort will kick off with a series of regional public input workshops across the state in May and June.
The planning team, which includes consultants Alta Planning + Design and Seamon Whiteside + Associates, is seeking input from South Carolina citizens to help guide the development of the plan. Anyone with an interest in the Palmetto Trail and its future as a dynamic natural, recreational and economic resource for the state is encouraged to attend.
Attendees will learn about the goals of the plan and how to remain involved in the planning process. A presentation will begin at 5:30 pm and “stations” offering information about the existing Palmetto Trail, its many users, and adjacent communities will be available throughout the 4 to 7 p.m. timeframe. The planning team will solicit comments and feedback regarding potential trail routes, user experiences and the future of the Palmetto Trail.
Community members around the state are encouraged to take an active role in establishing and supporting this statewide vision for a completed, accessible, vibrant, and connected Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
Upstate Regional Workshops
May 22 – Greenville/Oconee/Pickens
Upcountry History Museum/Furman University
540 Buncombe Street
Greenville, SC 29601
4 – 7 p.m.
May 23 – Spartanburg/Cherokee
Glendale Outdoor Leadership School
270 Wheeling Circle
Glendale, SC 29346
4 – 7 p.m.
For more information, go to www.finishthepalmettotrail.org.