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Join us for the 9th Annual
Piedmont Legacy Trails Summit

Welcoming all passionate trail advocates!

The Piedmont Legacy Trails Mini Summit 2024 will feature presentations on leveraging funding opportunities, advocacy, and other tactics to bring your trails to the next level. There’s something to learn for everyone.  We also hope you’ll enjoy connecting with other trail professionals and advocates from the Piedmont Triad area and beyond. 

During lunch we will present this year’s Legacy Awards to one or more outstanding trail advocates, trail projects, organizations, political leaders, businesses or funders for significant commitment to creating trails and working for enhanced trail recreation in the Piedmont Triad.

Lunch will be a fajita bar from Barberitos including chicken, beef, black beans, pinto beans, tortillas, grilled vegetables, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, and chips & sauce. Check here for a list of food allergen info from Barberitos. If you have questions or need accommodations, please reach out.  

This year’s summit is a “mini” half-day event in an effort to streamline the many conferences this year. Mark your calendars for September 11-13th for the state-wide Great Trails State Conference in Winston Salem, NC. 

Questions? Email Abby Draut at adraut@piedmontland.org

april 10, 2024

8:30am - 1:30pm

1398 Carrollton Crossing Dr. Kernersville, NC 27284

Summit Schedule:

8:30 - 9:00am

Coffee, Registration, and Networking

9:15-9:45am

Welcome & Updates

9:45-10:45am

Panel: Navigating the Funding Frontier

Dave Head, Planning Program Manager, NC Division of Parks & Recreation
Trey Fouche, Central North Region Consultant, Recreation Resource Services, NC State
Dawn Charaba, Executive Director, Reidsville Area Foundation

10:45-11:00am

Break

11:00-11:30am

Educational Trails

Tony McGee, Landscape Architect, Economic Development Specialist, RoundRock Design

11:30-12:00pm

Panel: Learning From Mistakes | Fixing Our Trails

Nolan Carter, Trails & Open Spaces Coordinator, Alamance Parks and Haw River Trail Coordinator

Daniel White, Director of Surry County Parks & Recreation

Jake Easter, Forsyth Off road Biking Association, Founder

12:00-1:30pm

Lunch & Piedmont Legacy Trails Awards Presentation & Round Tables

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Fill out the survey to add to the celebration

Did you know that there were 5 million miles of trails created with only 1,500 hours of volunteer time in the Piedmont in 2023? Just kidding, we don’t know that! Which is exactly why we would love to have you take the survey. It may not be 5 million miles, but we do know 2023 was full of many trail successes so let’s count them up and celebrate! 

Legacy Awards

The 2023 Summit featured Legacy Awards, given to an outstanding trail advocate, trail project, organization, political leader, business or funder for significant contributions and commitment to creating trails and working for enhanced trail recreation in the Piedmont Triad.

Legacy Award Recipients

2023

Mike Simpson

Retired, Greensboro Parks & Recreation

Hope Haywood

Randolph County Commissioner

Andrew Sam

Friends of Alamance Parks & Alamance Mountains-to-Sea Trail Crew Leader

Winston-Salem Greenways

Outstanding Trail Project in Winston-Salem

2022

Mary Joan Pugh

Randolph County Trails Coordinator

Mark Gatehouse

Piedmont Fat Tire Society

Harry Clapp

North Carolina Rails-to-Trails Volunteer

Yadkin River Park

Outstanding Trail Project in Davidson County

2019

Greg Yahn

MST Crew Leader, Guilford and Alamance Counties

Haw River Trail

Outstanding Trail Project in Alamance County

2018

Roger Bardsley

Retired, Guilford County Planning

Elkin Valley Trails Association

Outstanding Trail Organization in Surry County

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What is Piedmont Legacy Trails?

Piedmont Legacy Trails is the trails collective in the Piedmont Triad whose primary goal is to highlight our natural places, connect trail efforts, and give voice to regional trail interests for the the benefit of our communities.

Explore Past Summits

In 2022, the Summit hosted 4 virtual session: Engaging Volunteers, State & Regional Trail Planning, Innovative Strategies for Funding, and Case Studies of Effective Partnerships for Trails. The Summit also featured 4 field trips to trails in the Piedmont Triad. All sessions were recorded and can be watched on our YouTube Channel.

Held virtually, the 2021 Summit hosted sessions on Trail Funding, Community Health & Trails, Trails & Economic Development, and Trail Design & Building. The Summit also featured 4 field trips to trails in the Piedmont Triad. All sessions were recorded and can be watched on our YouTube Channel.

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, in 2020 the Summit was postponed and became a Virtual Conversation Series in the Fall. Recordings of sessions about The Greenway Imperative, Trail Tourism, Trail Advocacy, and Equity on Trails. All sessions were recorded and can be watched on our YouTube Channel.

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EMAIL
info@piedmontland.org

PHONE
336.691.0088