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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Mayor Dawson proclaims 2023 as Year of the Trail

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2023 Year of the Trail Proclamation

WHEREAS, Burgaw’s natural beauty is critical to its residents’ quality of life, health and economic wellbeing; and

WHEREAS, the trails that span across our community are an integral part of the recreational and transportation possibilities of our area and promote an enjoyment of scenic beauty by our residents and our visitors; and

WHEREAS, the parks, greenways, trails and natural areas in our community are welcoming to all and provide a common ground for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to access our rich and diverse natural, cultural, and historic resources; and

WHEREAS, Burgaw’s natural assets and resources are integral to disaster recovery and resiliency to climate change for future generations; and

WHEREAS, Burgaw’s nature trails are a part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail that stretches more than 1,000 miles from the mountains to the coast; range from rugged footpaths on mountain ridges to bikeways along abandoned railway corridors, from canoe trails down our state’s rivers to bridle trails in the rolling Piedmont, from trails through state parks to footpaths and greenways through local neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, trails offer quality-of-life benefits to all as expressions of local community character and pride, as outdoor workshops for science education, as tools for economic revitalization, as free resources for healthy recreation, as accessible alternative transportation, and as sites for social and cultural events; and

WHEREAS, the North Carolina General Assembly designated 2023 as the Year of the Trail in North Carolina to promote and celebrate the state’s extensive network of trails that showcase our state’s beauty, vibrancy and culture; and

WHEREAS, North Carolina is known as the “Great Trails State;”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Olivia Dawson, Mayor of the Town of Burgaw, do hereby proclaim 2023 as “The Year of the Trail” in the Town of Burgaw, and commend its observance to all people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of said Town of Burgaw this the tenth day of January, 2023. 

G. Olivia Dawson, Mayor 

 

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