Outdoor Interest Groups Stakeholder Meeting for Lower Haw

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:30 - 14:30
Outdoor Interest Groups Stakeholder Meeting Scheduled for Lower Haw 
Trails Master Plan
Stakeholder Group:  Outdoor Interest Groups 
Date:   Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time:   1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Place:  Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center
1192 US Hwy 64 West Business, Pittsboro NC 27312
You are invited to attend a stakeholder meeting to develop a trails 
master plan for the Lower Haw River State Natural Area in Chatham 
County.  The purpose of the meeting is to share wants, needs, and 
concerns your organization may have regarding use of this state natural 
area.  Please note that this date and time has been reserved 
specifically for your stakeholder group.  Please let us know who from 
your organization will attend, so we can get an approximate head count 
for handouts and refreshments.  If you are unable to attend this 
stakeholder meeting, there will be a public input meeting on October 
19th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Chatham County Agriculture & 
Conference Center. 
Contact Information:
Gretchen Smith, Friends of Lower Haw River State Natural Area
Mobile 919-454-6839 
The Lower Haw River State Natural Area, a unit of NC State Parks, 
consists of 1,025 acres on both sides of the Haw River from above US 
15-501 near Bynum to below US 64 to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.  
Although informal use by hikers and paddlers has occurred for years, 
this state natural area is considered undeveloped by NC State Parks 
since there are no authorized land and paddle trails or amenities.  
Permitted uses for this state natural area include hiking, paddling, 
fishing, and swimming.  Activities that will not be permitted are 
camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, recreational 
motorized vehicle riding, or recreational motorized boating.
We encourage you and other members of your organization to get involved 
in the conversation about the future use of this special place.
This project has been made possible with a grant from Triangle 
Community Foundation´s Support for Places Awareness Program to Friends 
of Lower Haw River State Natural Area, a local chapter of the nonprofit 
Friends of State Parks.  The Friends group is working with Recreation 
Resources Service to develop the plan and is collaborating with NC 
State Parks and other stakeholders as well as the public for input.  
Visit www.lowerhaw.org for more information.