See first-hand examples of this connection during the 2021 Piedmont Legacy Trails Summit!

Areté Structures is honored to support this great organization, The Piedmont Legacy Trails,  and provide value to our industry! This year, the 2021 Annual Piedmont Legacy Trails Summit will occur virtually every Friday in March (March 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th). Each week has a different topic and speaker that will relate to trails in the triad. 

Thank you, Jon Furstenberg, at NCDOT, and Scott Crocker at NC State Parks, for your excellent presentations last week! Special thanks to the out-of-state speaker Pete Eshelman, Roanoke Outside, for presenting to the NC group. 

The March 12th topic will be “The Case for Community Health through Trails.” Learn more about the speakers and their topics at this week’s session below. 

March 12 – Community Health through Trails

On Friday, March 12, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (EST), the session “The Case for Community Health through Trails” will demonstrate the strong connection between trails and your health. Each speaker will share their first-hand experiences and research findings to support this idea. 

Mark Fenton, National Public Health, Planning, and Transportation Consultant 

Mark will share his experience and knowledge of creating more active and livable communities. He will share the connection he saw between trails and those cities, towns, and neighborhoods. 

Mary Joan Pugh, Randolph County Trains Coordinator
Sam Varner, Randolph County Wellness Administrator 

Mary and Sam will explain how they were able to show the strong connection between trails and a community’s health by creating a culture of walking in Randolph County, NC. 

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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