Note, the trail work portion of this event has been cancelled due to heavy rain. But the celebration at Star Hill is still on at noon.
Pathfinders For Greenways is proud to take part in the National Public Lands Day event that the City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation is hosting on Saturday the 23rd. Trail work, shirts, food, drink, celebration! Please come join the many local groups and volunteers that are participating!
Earlier this year, the City of Roanoke surpassed 100 miles of trails and greenways managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation. In recognition of this accomplishment, Roanoke Parks and Recreation is hosting Volunteer Trail Work and a Celebration of 100+ Miles of Trails and Greenways, to be held on National Public Lands Day, September 23. Established in 1994, National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is traditionally the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. This year, volunteers will continue to grow our local trails by working on Corridor 12 of the Mill Mountain Trails Plan. Join fellow trail enthusiasts–hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners and equestrians to start a new trail on Mill Mountain!
The National Public Lands Day project will begin at 8:00 AM. Volunteers will meet staff at the Mill Mountain Star Trail parking area off Riverland Road. Come ready to work with clothing that can get dirty, closed toes shoes, and a hat/sunscreen. All tools, gloves, and instruction will be provided. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.
Following the trail work, an after party and Celebration of 100+ Miles of Trails and Greenways will be held at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery.
All who appreciate our trails and greenways are invited to attend the celebration, whether you are a NPLD volunteer or not. The event will open at 12:00 PM, with festivities including volunteer recognition, giveaways, and an opportunity to hear from those involved in the continued work. Drinks are available for purchase at the brewery for all who attend. NPLD volunteers will receive a free t-shirt as well as lunch and one drink ticket.
ALSO; Please check out the really cool Story Map that Roanoke City had Pat Davitt put together to celebrate this milestone event: