North Carolina Botanical Garden


LUNCHBOX Talk: The Mountains-to-Sea Trail in Orange County and Across North Carolina

with Kate Dixon, Executive Director, Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required.


The Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is an 1,175 mile walking trail that traverses North Carolina from Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the east to Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The trail provides the opportunity to observe and learn more about the natural and cultural heritage of North Carolina. Are you familiar with opportunities to hike the MST in Orange and nearby counties, or how the MST is part of a greater interconnected trail system across the state? Pack your lunch and come learn more from the Executive Director of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.


Registration open through 9/26/2019 9:00 AM

About the Speaker

Kate Dixon is Executive Director of Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, a citizen group working to support North Carolina’s state trail which stretches more than 1000 miles across North Carolina from the Great Smokies to the Outer Banks.

Before joining Friends of the MST in 2008, Kate was Director of Land for Tomorrow, a partnership of North Carolina organizations and citizens encouraging the NC Legislature to increase state funding for land conservation.  From 1992 to 2003, Kate served as the first Executive Director of the Triangle Land Conservancy.  She has also worked in land conservation in Arizona, Pakistan, and Washington DC.  Kate has an MS in Watershed Management from the University of Arizona and a BA in Philosophy from Hamilton College.  She lives in Raleigh with her husband Dan Wilkinson, an environmental engineer.


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