On Saturday, September 25, staff from the Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail led 45 volunteers to improve and clear a new, two mile natural surface trail on the Pharr Yarns Preserve in Lowell. This new segment of The Thread starts at the R.Y. McAden River Access and winds along the South Fork River for approximately two miles.
Volunteers from the Piedmont Area Singletrack Alliance (PASA), Lowe’s and Queens University, as well as community members, arrived just before 9 a.m. Work teams did everything from clearing a brand new trail segment at the neighborhood entrance to digging up tripping hazards along the previously cleared trail. Some volunteers used chain saws to clear fallen trees, while others helped erect new trail signs and a fence at an adjacent neighborhood entrance to mark the trail.
Many thanks to all our volunteer workers for the incredible work they did! We are very grateful.