2016 Photo Contest OPEN
Submit your current and or past photos taken in Umstead State Park! Show your love!
Deadline for submission June 11. More details:
Photography Contest, Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park (submit by June 13; reception August 1)================
RDU Airport Land Use Planning
The next public workshops are:
Wake County: Wednesday, June 1, 6-8 p.m.
Wake County Commons Building
Durham County: Thursday, June 2, 6-8 p.m.
The RDU Airport has begun an 18-month land use planning study. http://vision2040.rdu.com/
The process includes 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 greenwaycorridor 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.
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):
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.================
Forested Rain Garden and Butterfly Gardens at
Harrison Ave (Reedy Creek Section) parking lot
What awesome volunteers we've had! Thanks!
This project has converted 2 of the medians at the Harrison Ave parking lot to bioretention areas that will treat the runoff from the entire 1 acre parking lot -- thereby reducing sediment, nutrients, water peak volumes, and temperatures in storm water runoff. In addition, we have an innovative design that will allow for shade trees to be planted in the medians.
Native plants that provide food for migrating Monarch butterflies have been planted in two new butterfly gardens adjacent to the walkway near the bathrooms.
The parking lot medians will be closed to foot traffic during and after construction (to enable healthy plant growth and water quality/quantity treatment).
The generous supporters of this huge project include individual donors and: