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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.
5th Annual Make My Day 12k/5k
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: February 8th 9:30 am - 1:00'ish pm
WHERE: Gather in Education Center parking lot and we'll head to the to the work site.
WHAT: Spiderwoman Trail Tune Up: We will be giving much needed attention to one of our favorite trails with help from an USC Service Saturday volunteer group. We need help guiding their work.
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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