Make sure your part of the Annual Piedmont Legacy Trails Summit!

Areté Structures is proud to support this great organization in helping to provide value to the industry! The 2021 Annual Piedmont Legacy Trails Summit begins Friday, March 5! This year, the Summit will occur virtually over the next four weeks in March (March 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th). Each week has a different topic and speaker that will relate to the trails in the triad. The March 5th topic will be “Trail Funding Strategies”. 

Thanks to available technology, the Summit will feature three out-of-state speakers

You will hear from: 

  • Pete Eshelman, Leader of Roanoke Outside (presenting on March 5)
  • Mark Fenton – Nationally Renowned Public Health, Planning, and Transportation Consultant (presenting on March 12)
  • David Kahley, CEO of The Progress Fund (which manages a successful Trail Town Program in Pennsylvania) (presenting on March 19)

Learn more about the speakers and their topics at this week’s session below. 

March 5 – Trail Funding Strategies 

On Friday, March 5, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (EST), the session “Trail Funding Strategies” will focus on three different trail funding approaches. Each speaker will highlight information on their expertise. 

Here are the speakers and their funding approaches. 

Pete Eshelman, Director of Outdoor Branding, Roanoke Regional Partnership

Pete will speak on using creative fundraising strategies that will help support local projects. During his presentation, he will reference the Roanoke Regional Partnership’s Roanoke Outside program. This program’s purpose is to promote the region’s recreational resources. The program’s goals are to create a “healthy quality of life” for the community and its visitors, attract high-quality jobs, and encourage economic development. 

Joe Furstenberg, NC DOT Integrated Mobility Division

Joe will speak on detailed strategies on the North Carolina DOT funding strategy for greenways. 

Scott Crocker, NC Recreational Trails Program (NC State Parks)

Scott will present and share his insights on the NC Recreational Trails Program funding trends. 

Registration for this event and others are below. 

Register for the Free, Online Sessions! 

The 2021 Annual Piedmont Legacy Trails Summit is free for attendees! Register for each online event and be part of the educational zoom sessions. This series will also include small in-person field trips. To learn more about the field trips, visit the Piedmont Legacy Trails website.  

March 5 Registration 

Register here for Trail Funding Strategies. 

March 12 Registration 

Register here for The Case for Community Health Through Trails. 

March 19 Registration

Register here for Trail Tourism: Effective Strategies to Market Outdoor Recreation Assets. 

March 26 Registration 

Register here for Trail Planning, Designing, and Building. 

Who are the Piedmont Legacy Trails? 

The Piedmont Legacy Trails mission is to promote the trails as a travel destination by connecting North Carolina communities and create a collective voice for the region. The Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC), the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC), and surrounding county representatives established the Piedmont Legacy Trails. The purpose is to encourage more people to visit the Piedmont Triad Trails. 

Want More Information? 

Visit the Piedmont Legacy Trails website to see the Summit’s detailed schedule or register for the in-person field trips.  

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