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TRAILS Fall Lecture Series

Oct 31, 2017

Duke Energy TRAILS Fall Lecture Series at RCC

Every Tuesday evening in November, the Duke Energy TRAILS Outdoor Skills Training Program at Rockingham Community College will present interesting speakers who will share their knowledge of recreation planning and tourism.

The lectures are free and open to the public. All events will take place in the former Mayodan Public Library located at 101 N. 10th Avenue in Mayodan. Seats will be limited so call for your reservation 336-342-4261, 2107.

November 7 – “Making of a River Access: The Untold Story and Exhilarating Drama of the Quest for Public Access” — Elizabeth Jernigan, AICP, of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, and Jenny Edwards of the Dan River Basin Association will share their experiences in “what it takes” to plan for and build a successful river access.

November 14 – “Planning in NC State Parks: How a Common Mission and Unique Natural Assets Affect Park Development” – Join Park Superintendents from Mayo River, Haw River, and Hanging Rock State Parks as they discuss how the specific natural resources and assets they protect and manage, as well as the recreational facilities they provide, drive their long-term and short-term planning, park operations, facilities planning, land acquisition, and development of park projects.

November 21 – “A New Type of Agriculture: Preserving Our Heritage and Capitalizing on Ecotourism”

Local farmers, educators, and entrepreneurs Jeremy and Stesha Warren of Eliana’s Garden and Deborah Crumpton of Running Pine Herb Farm will share how they are attracting visitors to the region to teach them about traditional and new types of agriculture, as well as build their environmental, cultural, recreational, and personal awareness – while at the same time preserving their own agricultural heritage and reaping financial benefits.

November 28 – “Developing Outdoor Recreational Assets: A Local Example of an Emerging Trend” – Join Mayodan Town Manager Michael M. Brandt and Mayor Jeffrey Bullins to hear how an inspired vision combined with public and political support can take a local recreational asset and turn it into a valuable regional resource for the area.


Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)