Celebrating nature at home

April 2, 2020 -- We can still celebrate nature while safe at home! 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. April is Earth Month!

'There will never be another Lindsay Pettus'

January 18, 2020 -- We have lost a legendary icon whose lifelong, tireless passion was making his much-beloved Lancaster County a better place for everyone. Lindsay Pettus, founder of the Katawba Valley Land Trust, died early Saturday at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill after suffering a fall last week. He was 79 years old.

For more details, visit: The Lancaster News

City of Lancaster

City awards $75,000 to Greenway

January 18, 2020 - A dozen local events and projects that draw visitors to the city of Lancaster were awarded a total of $225,000 in hospitality-tax grants from the city council at Tuesday’s meeting, including the Lindsay Pettus Greenway.  The funds are collected through a 2-percent tax imposed on the sale of all prepared food and beverages sold within the city. The grants were awarded based on a recommendation from council’s Finance Committee.

For more details, visit: The Lancaster News

CTT trail sign

Greenway gets $30K for second phase

January 4, 2020 -- The greenway group has been awarded a $30,000 implementation grant from the Carolina Thread Trail for the design of the second phase.  On Thursday, the Thread Trail announced that it was awarding almost $247,000 to projects in five communities. “We’re delighted. The $30,000 was the maximum we could receive to help pay for the engineering of Phase 2,” said Greenway President Sherri Gregory.

To read more, visit: The Lancaster News

 

Purchase a Legacy Brick to support the Greenway!

November 25, 2019 -- We invite you to purchase a Legacy Brick for $250 and leave your mark on the trail. You can customize the engraving with your name and a message or honor a loved one. The legacy brick plaza will be located at the Survey Street trail access and will be a lasting legacy of your support for the Lindsay Pettus Greenway.  Order between now and February 18, 2020. A perfect gift for the holidays!

To purchase a Legacy Brick, click here.

NOVEMBER 2019: Construction of the Environmental Education area taking shape!

Fundraiser for greenway at Craft Stand

November 23, 2019 -- Downtown hotspot The Craft Stand is hosting a fundraiser for the Lindsay Pettus Greenway this Tuesday night, and owners Don and Brandy Geraghty are hoping to raise $5,000 for the project. The greenway recently received an anonymous donation of $5,000 with a challenge to raise another $5,000, said Sherri Gregory, the greenway’s president.

To read more, visit: The Lancaster News

FEBRUARY 2020: City of Lancaster's Downtown Revitalization Efforts

A Downtown with Open Arms

October 18, 2019 -- The vacant half-acre at Main and Gay is both a gravesite for the old downtown Lancaster, which bustled for nearly a century, and the place where its rebirth might begin. Monday night, 100 people jammed City Hall to see the latest vision for that spot and the rest of downtown – an assortment of inviting public spaces linked by walking corridors brimming with businesses and attractions to lure tourists and local residents.

To read more, visit: The Lancaster News

Taking Shape

Greenway taking shape

September 13, 2019 - Sun rays break through the canopy of leaves overhead, and birds sing to each other in the trees. Walking a newly cleared path through the dense woodland, you would hardly think you were within Lancaster’s city limits. The greenway is now well under way, after breaking ground in April. The entire Phase 1 trail has been cleared, in addition to the site for the nature pavilion just beside the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce building on Colonial Avenue.

To read more, visit: The Lancaster News

JUNE 13, 2019: Initial clearing with Duke Energy staff volunteering their time.

Duke Energy assists with first day of trail building

June 13, 2019 - With chain saws, brush cutters, and ATVs, volunteers from Duke Energy partnered with the Lindsay Pettus Greenway's Design-Build team to participate in the first day of trail construction. Volunteerism is an integral part of Duke Energy's commitment to building strong communities.  "Clearing and removing brush was today's main goal," said Sherri Gregory.  "We are grateful to have capable employees of Duke Energy offering their tools, skillsets, and time to the Greenway and the Lancaster community."

Give Local Lancaster

Greenway garners 68 unique donors during 24-hour crowdfunding

May 7, 2019 - At the close of the 24-hour giving marathon Tuesday, residents from all over the region had raised nearly $12,500 for the Lindsay Pettus Greenway, from 68 unique donors. The J. Marion Sims Foundation hosts the event each year, in addition to Lancaster County Partners for Youth, the City of Lancaster and the Lancaster County Community Foundation. Don Geraghty -- owner of The Craft Stand -- and county residents Ken Herron and Patrick Lawrence, shaved their heads and beards to offer an additional funding boost to the giving drive.

To read more, visit: The Lancaster News

Groundbreaking

A note to our supporters: Phase 1 construction can begin!

APRIL 11, 2019 - Over the past few years, we have joined with a wide range of residents and community partners to share how greenways have boosted the health & economic vitality of small towns across the region.  Through it all, your generous support has led us to $4.7 million in financial commitments, which enabled the official groundbreaking event for Phase 1 to put be into motion! We are grateful to you for your steadfast commitment in co-creating a landmark destination for the City of Lancaster. Together, we are changing what's possible in our community.

- Sherri Gregory, President of the Lindsay Pettus Greenway

Groundbreaking

Greenway dirt finally moving

APRIL 11, 2019 - The Lindsay Pettus Greenway broke ground behind the Barr Street Learning Center on Thursday, with dozens of people wielding shovels and garden spades amid a flurry of celebratory bubbles. Butterflies were released during the ceremony in honor of conservationist and local historian Lindsay Pettus of Indian Land, for whom the greenway is named.  Pettus has been a leader in protecting natural and cultural resources in the Catawba River Valley for nearly 40 years, founding the Katawba Valley Land Trust in 1992.

To read more, visit: The Lancaster News

bicycle spoke

Greenway gets $1 million infusion

MARCH 1, 2019 - The Lindsay Pettus Greenway is growing thanks to Lancaster leveraging $1 million that will connect the trail to downtown. Both the city and Lancaster County will receive $400,000 in Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant funding from the S.C. Department of Transportation. The program provides opportunities for local governments to pursue pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities and pedestrian streetscaping projects.

To read more, visit: The Lancaster News

WildFlowers

Greenway begins flora & fauna inventory

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 - As we await for the final permit from FEMA to be issued, we are diligently working on projects that do not require immediate government approvals. These projects include: (1) drafting drawings for our nature pavilion as part of the environmental education area and (2) partnering with professional naturalist Josh Arrants of Arrants Outdoors to create an inventory of the flora and fauna surrounding the Greenway's property.

Comporium

Comporium envisions STEM-related learning on Greenway

SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 -  The Lindsay Pettus Greenway has received $150,000 from Comporium to incorporate STEM-related education features at the proposed environmental center planned as part of the trail’s construction efforts. The environmental education features of the Greenway will empower our youngest residents, families, and any future Greenway users to learn more about science and technology, while also learning how to be good stewards of the environment. We thank Comporium for its financial support and are eager to begin developing this initiative!

Duke Energy

Duke Energy Foundation offers $100K to protect Gills Creek waterway

JUNE 1, 2018 - The Lindsay Pettus Greenway received a $100,000 grant to further its commitment to protecting and enhancing the natural environment along the Gills Creek waterway. The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million commitment from Duke Energy that will leave a legacy of improved water quality, quantity and conservation in the Carolinas and neighboring regions.

For more information, visit: Duke Energy Foundation 

Donate Securely Online Now!

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 securely online through PayPal or mail checks to: Lindsay Pettus Greenway, PO Box 1776, Lancaster SC, 29721.