Nora was a champion of drinking water protection and open space preservation.
For the dedicated building to mean something, it should help advance Ray's vision for the Pine Barrens. - Ken Kindler
The media needs to do a public education campaign about this. We also need to provide clear driving directions and a visible address, so that people can find the Trail Center. Perhaps we should remove the ugly brown “Trail Center” sign by the Mobil station entrance. When I was working in or around the center, the sign would often bring in people looking for directions to “our Lady of the Shrine, or which way to the Hamptons?”
Internet access at the Trails Center would make volunteering time there more attractive. Volunteers could use downtime to get caught up on research and writing in between welcoming visitors.
The trails community includes hikers, mountain bikers, horse, mule, and donkey riders, runners, and naturalists who may be hunting for mushrooms, rocks, or birds or just seeking a quiet place to meditate. The Trails Center is a great place for people to meet and share.