Walking Trail Grant Challenge

Carteret CC Accepts $50,000 Walking Trail Grant Challenge

Carteret Community College Walking Trail Morehead City, N.C. (April 6, 2021) – Carteret Community College Foundation has received a challenge grant of $50,000 from a generous Eastern North Carolina foundation to help build a walking trail on the College’s campus. In order to receive the $50,000, Carteret Community College Foundation must raise $50,000 by September 2021.

“We are so thankful to the generous donor and very excited about this opportunity,” said Brenda Reash, Executive Director of the Carteret Community College Foundation. “This challenge allows us to leverage their donation to double the amount of money we raise to help make the trail a reality.”

The College’s walking trail will be approximately one mile long and tie into the Town of Morehead City’s sidewalk system. It will provide a safe place for Carteret County residents and visitors to exercise, walk or bike.

The trail will have two observation decks and a non-motorized boat launch for kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. Landscaping around the trail will incorporate rain gardens and educational kiosks and signage providing information on activities involving several academic areas like the Aquaculture Technology program, Horticulture Technology Program and others.

“If you haven’t been to campus lately, you should come to see how beautiful it looks. The College in the process of installing a living shoreline,” said Reash. “Now, we’d like to install a trail so the public can easily access the water and the newly built kayak launch.”

In addition to the $50,000 donation from the generous foundation, the Carteret Community College Foundation received $20,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation Nature Grant.

If you would like to make a donation or leave a legacy naming along the walking trail, please contact the Carteret Community College Foundation at (252) 222-6262. Naming opportunities are also still available.

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