In this first episode you get an inside look at the life of a "trespasser"...a long time user and trail builder who was there when mountain biking in Raleigh, NC was just taking off as a viable form of outdoor recreation. Learn a lot that time has already forgotten about how the endangered Oddfellows Tract fits into the narrative of recreation in the region and why this land is so important.
In this second installment we take a look at perspectives on land use and what the term "trespasser" means in the context of modern recreation and greenspace. We also chat about the beauty of the OddFellow's Tract.
Phyllis "Trespasser" Morris
On June 25, 2019 I sat down with former Wake County Commissioner Erv Portman. This video is the full unedited version of that conversation. Erv is able to discuss the subject of the proposed Wake Stone Quarry on public vs. private land as few others can, given his past record of service to the community. He was also on a planning committee for the Town of Cary!
On June 19, 2019 I met up with Matthew Starr, he is the Upper Neuse River Riverkeeper and works with Sound Rivers and the Waterkeepers Alliance. The premise of our hike was to survey for a good place to conduct core sampling. This sampling would be to test sediment layers along the creek banks for evidence of long term and historical runoff from Wake Stone’s property directly into Umstead State Park and eventually into Crabtree Creek.