Stay Connected to Nature
While we stick close to home over the coming weeks, a vibrant natural world continues to offer refuge and enjoyment and will continue to be here for all of us. As long as physical distance requirements are followed, outdoor exercise is still permitted.
Here are some resources from our friends that can help you stay connected to nature:
- Anne Springs Close Greenway – Lessons from the greenway
- Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation – Storytime Series
- Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation – On the Water with Wayne
- Carolina Thread Trail -- Youtube videos with Community Program Coordinator
- REI -- Finding Nature & Each Other
- US National Park Service -- Celebrate Earth Day
The Lindsay Pettus Greenway will be a 5 mile hard-surface trail system that weaves through neighborhoods, schools, parks, health facilities, and the downtown district within the City of Lancaster. Phase 1 is the first 2 miles of this trail system.
Greenways and trails have been shown to improve health, attract business, boost tourism, bring people together, increase mobility, and help the environment.
Trails attract tourists and create the kind of quality of life that promotes business and puts money into local economies.
Trails support an active lifestyle that improves the public's health. Physical activity helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, colon cancer, and depression.
Trails connect people to neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and other places of interest. Trails foster community and can help bridge divides.
Trails can help improve air and water quality by providing enjoyable options for non-motorized transportation that reduce air pollution while helping manage soil erosion caused by road runoff.
THE GREGORY COMPANY
THE IVY PLACE
THOMPSON & DAVIS
FRIENDS OF SUSAN GREENE ALDRIDGE
We're a 100% volunteer-led organization with unprecedented private/public collaboration. Every dollar that we raise help to plan, build, and promote the Greenway. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed. Donate online or mail checks to: Lindsay Pettus Greenway, PO Box 1776, Lancaster SC, 29721.