Special Photo Exhibit Opening and Reception
2015 Photo Contest - Capture the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park
Thanks for all the amazing entries. Mark you calendars for the August 1 Exhibit Opening reception honoring this year's winners. Also, Walter Magazine has selected a subset of photos they will feature in their August issue.
Event open to all. The new 16-month calendar will be unveiled and for sales at this event.
2015 Photo Calendars featuring the 2014 winning photos are still available. They can be purchased at the Park Visitor Center for a reduced price of $5.
New 2016 calendars will go on Sale at Park Visitor Center on Saturday, August 1 at 2pm.
RDU Airport Land Use Planning
The RDU Airport has begun an 18-month land use planning study. Information: http://www.rdu.com/
The process will include the detailing of current inventory, aviation forecasts, future facility needs, alternative developments and their evaluation, and implementation plan.
The Umstead Coalition is a member of the appointed Policy Advisory Committee for this process.
The Umstead Coalition current position: We support the maintenance and enhancement of a substantial trail system along the Old Reedy Creek Road and greenway corridor connecting the Black Creek Greenway trail to William B. Umstead State Park's Reedy Creek Trail. The Umstead Coalition supports enhancing the economic vitality that this recreation and forested corridor brings to the community.
Please let us know your suggestions as we participate in the RDU Airport Authority Master Planning process, learn more and can offer informed recommendations.
Thanks to all who made our May 30 Celebration event a success. We're very proud of the work our volunteers have accomplished in coordination with our amazing Umstead State Park staff!
We will continue to have Service Work Days. Check our Event Calendar on the upper right - it's routinely updated with new events.
2015 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
Thanks to all for a great event!
We raised $18,000. 100% of funds raised go to directly help
Mark your calendars --
2016 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
Saturday, April 15, 2016
4-mile race results for the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Run/Walk are posted (click below):
Stories in Stone by Tom Weber
William B. Umstead State Park Visitor Center, off US 70 (donation of $20 to The Umstead Coalition)
Great Outdoor Provision Company:Cameron Village, Raleigh, NC and 1800 East Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC (out of stock)
The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC
McIntyre's Books, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC (hard back only)
Flyleaf Books 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
Amazon.com (sold by The Umstead Coalition)