Proximity to trails is the #1 community amenity sought by prospective homeowners (National Association of Homebuilders Survey, 2008) and has been shown to draw employers to an area. In addition to economic growth, trails provide valuable recreational opportunities and may help reduce the obesity epidemic facing the County. Thirty-Three (33%) of Rockingham County adults are obese compared with 29% for North Carolina (CDC, 2011 and CountyHealthRankings.org). Whether you would like a trail in your neighborhood to improve your land value or reduce health issues we want your opinion reflected in the future of Rockingham County.
Join us at a public meeting near you to provide input on the draft of the Rockingham Pathways Plan and learn more about implementing trails near you. The Rockingham Pathways plan is an effort by trail advocates and local governments to improve economic viability, protect open spaces, and improve the health of citizens. The trails are being developed through public private partnerships based on the belief that the first step to conservation is appreciation and the first step of economic growth is improving quality of life for residents.
The time to review the plan and voice your ideas and concerns are:
• November 5th Western Rockingham, 5-7pm at the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center 300 S. Second Avenue Mayodan, NC
• November 8th Reidsville, 6-8pm at City Hall 230 W. Morehead Street Reidsville, NC
• November 13th Eden, 5-7pm at City Hall 308 E. Stadium Drive Eden, NC
For additional information please contact Jesse Day, AICP Regional Planner, Piedmont Triad Regional Council at (336) 294-4950 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenny Edwards Program Manager, Dan River Basin Association (336) 339-6169 or email@example.com.