PRM students helping organize May 5 Greenday @ the Greenway

WCU parks and recreation management students take a break on the greenway to promote the upcoming family event they are helping organize.

Students from Western Carolina University’s Parks and Recreation Management Program are joining with the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department to offer Greenday @ the Greenway, a free, family friendly event Sunday, May 5, at the county greenway off Old Cullowhee Road.

Activities are set for 2 to 5 p.m., with parking at the greenway’s Locust Creek and Monteith Branch access points.

WCU students taking a course in “Management and Administration of PRM” taught by Debby Singleton, an instructor in the Parks and Recreation Management Program, are collaborating with the county department and a program alumna, Molly Neary, in organizing the event. It is intended to put the focus on the educational, nature-based, health and physical activity options offered by the greenway, which extends for a mile along the Tuckaseigee River.

Activities will include outdoor yoga, guided walks with a birder and botanist, lawn games, a nature art station, sidewalk chalk and a fly fishing instruction demonstration. Live music also will be presented.

For more information, contact Neary at 828-293-3053 or mollyneary@jacksonnc.org.