Foothills Conservancy is assisting with the creation of the ambitious Carolina Thread Trail (CTT) in Cleveland, Lincoln and Catawba counties. In concept, the CTT, which was launched in 2007, will radiate from Charlotte across 15 North and South Carolina counties in the greater Charlotte Metro Area.
The goal is to achieve a network of connected trails throughout the region which preserve natural corridors and connect people to nature – much like the threads of the former textile industry wove throughout the region. Foothills Conservancy is an active member of the Cleveland and Catawba CTT steering committees. Our land trust focus will be on working with interested and willing landowners to protect properties with multiple conservation values as well as potential areas for trail easements.