After 3 zoom meetings and 10 site visits, the proposed Catawba River Trail Corridor was revealed at a drop in public input meeting at the outdoor Pavilion behind Connelly Springs Town Hall. Attendees reviewed the maps, discussed the routes and provide additional feedback.
Western Piedmont Council of Governments led the feasibility study and staff members Averi Ritchie and Todd Stroupe were on hand to discuss the process and grant funding. Rep. Blackwell and FVR President Beth Heile, who were involved with the site visits, were also present to explain the route results and the benefits.
Several FVR Board Members, Val Scott, Rick Pons and Mike Bachelder with Tyler, came to see how Valdese Lakeside Park and McGalliard Falls Park fit into the regional trail. Some general members were also there to learn more – Nancy Thompson, Susan Stevenson, Chip Black, Doug Knight.
Keeping in the know were Scott Carpenter, Katherine Christie, Tim Johnson, Bryant and Linda Lindsey, Rick Justice, Tamara Brooks, Eli Self, Shane Gardner, Brandon Wykle.