Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 30, 10am-noon
Where: Parking lot at Reedy Creek Park entrance (accessed from Harrison Avenue)
Native Plants for sale include (these are great pollinator plants!):
Prices are great -- only $3 to $10 !!
Note: you can also purchase T-shirts (this year's and previous years), coasters and magnets celebrating 100 years of NC State Parks.
100% of sale proceeds will go directly to help William B. Umstead State Park.
2016 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
Thanks to all for a great event!
We raised $17,000. 100% of funds raised go to directly help
Mark your calendars --
2017 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
Saturday, April 22, 2017
4-mile race results for the 2016 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Run/Walk are posted (click below):
These are on sale at Visitor Center.
2016 T-shirt features the stunning belted kingfisher. The bird is on the back, the "I love William B. Umstead State Park is a small printing on the front).
The belted kingfisher's habitat is along streams and lakes in our Park. It nests in banks. It makes a loud dry rattle. The female has an additional rusty breastband.
The t-shirt is an amazing fabric. Color "Willow" (a darkish green). Style is Authentic brand, pigment XtraFine T-shirt. It's 5oz 100% combed ringspun cotton and it so SO soft! Double-needle stitching throughout, Garment-dyed in the USA for a soft, lived-in feel. Youth style is 5.6oz. Some sizes in youth and long sleeve are a different color and fabric.
UNC-TV Special- Saving the Best: North Carolina State Parks at 100 aired as a celebration of the 100 year anniversary of NC State Parks and is a tribute to the men and women who work and volunteer in our parks, as well as the 15 million visitors who use our parks each year. Watch carefully and you will see a LOT of Umstead State Park footage! You can now stream the show on-line: http://video.unctv.org/video/2365652565/
RDU Airport Land Use Planning
The next public workshops are:
More infor: http://connect.rdu.com/vision2040-workshops/
The RDU Airport has begun an 18-month land use planning study. Information: http://www.rdu.com/
The process will include the detailing of current inventory, aviation forecasts, future facility needs, alternative developments and their evaluation, and implementation plan.
The Umstead Coalition is a member of the appointed Policy Advisory Committee for this process.
The Umstead Coalition current position: We support the maintenance and enhancement of a substantial trail system along the Old Reedy Creek Road and greenway corridor connecting the Black Creek Greenway trail to William B. Umstead State Park's Reedy Creek Trail. The Umstead Coalition supports enhancing the economic vitality that this recreation and forested corridor brings to the community.
Please let us know your suggestions as we participate in the RDU Airport Authority Master Planning process, learn more and can offer informed recommendations.==================
Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration
Thanks to all who made our May 30 Celebration event a success. We're very proud of the work our volunteers have accomplished in coordination with our amazing Umstead State Park staff!
We will continue to have Service Work Days. Check our Event Calendar on the upper right - it's routinely updated with new events.===================