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Trail Work Days: Thanks to Bob Hadden for the photos!
Harbison State Forest is the largest urban green space in the Southeast. Friends of Harbison State Forest is a non-profit organization founded to preserve and promote the recreational and educational aspects of this urban forest resource. Our initial emphasis is planning, designing and building sustainable new trails while maintaining and upgrading the current trail system.
Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day
Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thanks to all who worked to make this day such a success!!!
Recent Trail Work
BLUFF AREA TECHNICAL TRAIL BUILDING
The Midlands Mountain Grant Project is complete.
We hope you had a chance to enjoy the new section
of trail. Richland County was very pleased with
the project...enough so that they have awarded us
another grant! We will be adding another 4500
feet of new trail.
We will have plenty of opportunities for you to
get involved. We are excited about the trail
improvements and reroutes and need your help to
continue the progress. Please watch for work day
notices here, on Facebook and in emails.
Trail Work News
WHEN: November 16th 9:00 am - 12:30'ish pm
WHERE: Gather in Education Center parking lot and we'll head to the to the work site.
WHAT: Depending on the turnout we will either position some rock and build some features into the bluff area tech trail, or we can show some much needed attention to the Stewardship Trail.
Remember: Bring gloves, snacks and water.
Questions? Contact Harry (cell# 803-605-3120) or post on the Friend's Facebook page
If you can't stay the whole time even an hour or
two is a big help! It is absolutely OK to take a
break from your run/ride and grab a tool...we
WILL NOT stop you!
Much like closure measures used in other areas to protect trails from damage due to wet weather, Harbison's great trails now have protection. During heavy rain events and for 24 hours after, trail users will be directed to stay off the trails. You may still run, walk or ride the gravel roads. Soon, Friends will have more information about this process, including directions to the alternate routes, displayed at our new kiosk. The forest map already shows the gravel roads.
If you would like to help with any of our activities, please call Harry at 803-605-3120 or James Miller at the Forest Office.
Our thanks go to all those whose pictures are being used on the website. These photographs prove there is beauty all around us for those who have eyes to see.
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