Join us for a hike in Umstead State Park along the border of the existing Wake Stone Triangle Quarry. See the negative environmental impact of the current quarry on our state park and how this will be amplified with the proposed RDU Quarry. There's nothing like seeing firsthand why it's so important to protect Umstead State Park.
This will be a moderately-paced hike along the border of Umstead State Park. We'll hike near Crabtree Creek and return via the Inspiration Trail. The hike will stay on State Park property and will last approximately 1.5 hours . Dr. Jean Spooner, Chair of the Umstead Coalition will lead the hike. We'll be off trail and in the forest - hiking boots are recommended.
Meet: Grassy area near Reedy Creek Parking lot (same location as plant and T-shirt sales)
We'll be setup in the grassy area on the right when you pull into the parking lot at the Reedy Creek entrance to Umstead State Park.
If you're not up for the hike, join us just for the cookout! Bring your own food or a side dish to share. Feel free to bring your own food for the grill. We will provide paper plates and utensils, water, lemonade, veggie burgers, and chips.
Holiday Gifts for Sale: Looking for holiday presents for nature lovers? We'll have Umstead State Park hoodies, t-shirts, hats and magnets, 2023 calendars and more.
The Plant Sale and meeting place for the hike will be the grassy area when you drive into parking lot at the Reedy Creek entrance to Umstead State Park. 2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513. The picnic will be at the large picnic shelter at the start of Company Mill Trail.
The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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