Tours to Explore the Capital Area Greenway System from Lake Johnson to the Walnut Creek Wetland Center and Beyond
Benson Kirkman and Anne Franklin, with the help of Bill Flournoy and Norman Camp, are organizing a series of tours that will provide early information-gathering in preparation for an annual celebration of Walnut Creek which will begin in September 2011. They’d like to build a cadre of people who know the whole trail first-hand. Get involved early, plan to join them for all or several of these tours.
They’ll be exploring opportunities and challenges for anyone who travels the path.
Some sections are unfinished. We hope that our efforts may result in the completion of the Walnut Creek Greenway from Lake Johnson to the Neuse River. The largest features are Lake Johnson, Pullen Park, the Dorothea Dix Campus, Chavis Park, and the Walnut Creek Wetland Center. One major tributary’s path is also included.
They’ll provide maps, other tools, and a snack. You should wear comfortable clothes and shoes and carry a water bottle or whatever drink you like. Some tours will include travels by car. Your job will be to do notes, photographs, or drawings to share that capture what you notice during the walk.
The tours are ‘rain or shine’ events unless there is a major storm.
Please call or email Anne Franklin about which tours you will attend: 919-829-5851 or email@example.com. They will appreciate a 24 hour notice if you are unable to attend any tours to which you commit. Let them know if they may assist with accessibility.
October 24, 2009, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Meet at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, walk to the confluence of Rocky Branch and Walnut Creek near the CAT Bus Garage and return.
October 31, 2009, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Meet at the fishing piers on Lake Raleigh on NCSU’s Centennial Campus. This will combine walking and driving and end back at the piers.
November 7, 2009, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Meet at the CAT Bus Garage, walk along Rocky Branch, through the Dix Campus and through the NCSU Main Campus. We’ll shuttle back to the start point.
November 14, 2009, 9:00 – 11:30
Meet at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, walk east to Rose Lane and return.
November 21, 2009, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Meet at the Lake Johnson Boat House, walk to Trailwood Drive and return.
Thanks to Anne Franklin for submitting this information and organizing these explorations of the Walnut Creek greenway system.