Join us for a FREE Urban Hike This Spring!
Black History Hike
June 6 @ 10 am
Ages:10/up Cost: Free
Meet at MLK Center, 401 S. 8th St. | 254.0907
Cost: Free Please register below. Space is limited.
This Urban Hike will be one and a half to two miles long. It will start at the MLK Center, on 8th and will meander around the area including 7th Street – to cover the Gregory Congregational Church where he will discuss the Wilmington Ten and up to 10th Street where Williston “Normal”School will be discussed before heading over to Castle and 11th Street. Those on this hike will learn about historical sites such as Gregory High, Robert Strange Park.
This hike will be led by Imam Abdul Rahman Shareef. Please see bio below.
Thanks to Community Enrichment Initiatives (CEII) for providing snacks for the hike.
May 23 @ 10 am & May 30 @ 10 am
Ages: 10/up Cost: Free
Meet at Greenfield Lake Boathouse (behind tennis courts at 302 Willard St)
Join Kay Lynn Plummer-Hernandez, Environmental Education and Project Manager for River Watch, for an one-hour eco-hike/clean-up around Greenfield Lake
You’ll learn about the history of Greenfield Lake, its diverse wildlife and how storm water and trash pollution impacts our water system. The tour begins at the boathouse and follows the path along the playground and all the way to Lions Bridge and back. Hike participants will help us clean up a different stretch of the lake.
Downtown Hike along the Riverwalk
Thursday, June 13 @ 10 am
Meet at Orange Street Landing (at the foot of Orange Street adjacent to the George Restaurant)
Ages: 10/up Cost: Free Please register below. Space is limited.
This hike will take place on Thurs., June 13 @ 10 am and it will cover history and architecture. It will start at the foot of Orange and Water streets and will end at the Railroad museum on Nutt Street. Downtown parking is free for the first hour in City of Wilmington parking decks.
This hike is led by Beverly Tetterton.
About our Hike Leaders:
About Imam Abdul Rahman Shareef
Imam Abdul Rahman Shareef, is a noted historian and has traveled around the globe and was featured in the North Carolina Portraits of Faith highlighting the history of religions in the state of North Carolina. He is frequently requested to speak on Black History on many public forums.
About Beverly Tetterton:
These hikes will be led by Beverly Tetterton. Ms. Tetterton spent 31 years working as a research librarian in the North Carolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library and was responsible for the creation of numerous digital archivecollections which include thousands of historic photographs of the Cape Fear Region. Her two mile historic hikes will be educational and informative. In 2004, she won two awards for Port City Architecture: the Solpa Award for best Library digitization project in the Southeast United States, and the David Brinkley Preservation Award. She has served on the Historic Wilmington Foundation, the Bellamy Mansion Museum, and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies among others.
About Kay Lynn Plummer-Hernandez
A wildlife biologist originally from Arkansas, Kay Lynn spent four years in the Florida Keys working for the Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. While in the Keys, she conducted the U.S. Breeding Bird Survey as well as research on sea urchins, damselfish, the Mangrove Cuckoo, and seagrass scars. After gaining experience in aquatic preserve management, she worked in the Netherlands Antilles, managing three nature parks – a national park, a botanical garden, and a marine park.