Brumley Forest Grand Opening

Brumley Boardwalk
Spend Earth Day April 22, 2017 helping TLC celebrate the opening of our 7th public nature preserve, The George and Julia Brumley Family Nature Preserve!

Brumley Forest is located in western Orange County, approximately 2 miles southeast of Hillsborough and just a few miles from downtown Durham and Chapel Hill. Beginning at 9:00 am on April 22nd, join us for a family-friendly day of guided hikes, mountain biking tutorials, nature activities, food trucks, local beer and more! Parking for the opening celebration will be off New Hope Church Road in Chapel Hill.

In the weeks to come, we will publish a schedule for guided hikes held throughout the day and will open the mixed-use trails to bikers at 1:00 pm. Partner organizations will be on hand with information tables and activities and make plans to picnic at the preserve by purchasing food and beverage items from one of several food trucks and Fullsteam Brewery.

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Mountain Biking Skills Clinic 1: Braking @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-Main Expo Area
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

As Triangle Land Conservancy celebrates the opening of Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, you’re invited to join REI’s expert mountain biking instructors for a free 20-minute clinic on braking, and learn to maximize your control on the trail. Topics covered include cockpit setup, body positioning, and braking techniques. Even experienced riders will benefit from refining this foundational skill. This clinic is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

Mountain Biking Skills Clinic 2: Berm Turns @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-Main Expo Area
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

As Triangle Land Conservancy celebrates the opening of Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, you’re invited to join REI’s expert mountain biking instructors for a free 20-minute clinic on berm turns. Berm turns require different techniques than flat turns. We will develop skills, such as eye movement and body positioning, essential to flowing through berm turns. Participants can apply these skills on Brumley’s trails. braking, and learn to maximize your control on the trail. Topics covered include cockpit setup, body positioning, and braking techniques. Even experienced riders will benefit from refining this foundational skill. This clinic is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

Laughter Yoga with Liza @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-Main Expo Area
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Laughter is the best medicine, get your dose at the Brumley Forest Grand Opening!

Laughter Yoga was founded in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor in Mumbai, India. It is about bringing out our childlike playfulness and embraces the philosophy of “acting happiness.” Research also shows that both real and fake laughter influence happiness and provide health benefits! Laughter yoga thus provides a comfortable environment where it is ok to laugh for no reason, act silly, be childlike, and fully express ourselves. Laughter Yoga also combines Yogic deep breathing with laughter exercises to bring more oxygen to the body and brain, making us feel more energetic and healthy. Combine the benefits of laughter with the healing powers of nature when you try a 30 minute laughter yoga session outside at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve. Liza from HAHA Health and Happiness Align will lead groups in beginner laughter yoga at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and be available on site all day to answer questions.

Mountain Biking Skills Clinic 3: Front Wheel Lifts @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-Main Expo Area
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

As Triangle Land Conservancy celebrates the opening of Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, you’re invited to join REI’s expert mountain biking instructors for a free 20-minute clinic on front wheel lifts. Front wheel lifts are an essential skill for navigating certain trail obstacles. We will focus on developing good foundational elements, including body positioning and weight transfer, with the goal of clearing small obstacles while rolling. This session will not cover jumps. This clinic is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

Community Art Project @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-Main Expo Area
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join local weaver Jan French for a community art project inspired by the elements of Brumley Forest Nature Preserve! Conservation and creativity converge during this project, where everywhere can contribute. Jan French is a multi-fiber artist teaching in Triangle classrooms and festivals. Before she started spinning local wool and cotton, Ms. French was weaving natural materials collected from her yard. While living in Durham she earned graduate degrees in environmental management and design and worked as an environmental planner for many years. Ms. French uses a multidisciplinary and hands-on approach to help students explore new and traditional ways to work with fibers (spinning, weaving, felting, needle felting, knitting ). She enthusiastically shares her fibers hoping to inspire others to make beautiful objects and installations from natural and recycled materials.

Laughter Yoga with Liza @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-Main Expo Area
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Laughter is the best medicine, get your dose at the Brumley Forest Grand Opening!

Laughter Yoga was founded in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor in Mumbai, India. It is about bringing out our childlike playfulness and embraces the philosophy of “acting happiness.” Research also shows that both real and fake laughter influence happiness and provide health benefits! Laughter yoga thus provides a comfortable environment where it is ok to laugh for no reason, act silly, be childlike, and fully express ourselves. Laughter Yoga also combines Yogic deep breathing with laughter exercises to bring more oxygen to the body and brain, making us feel more energetic and healthy. Combine the benefits of laughter with the healing powers of nature when you try a 30 minute laughter yoga session outside at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve. Liza from HAHA Health and Happiness Align will lead groups in beginner laughter yoga at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and be available on site all day to answer questions.

Batala Durham Performance @ Main Expo Area-Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Apr 22 @ 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Batalá is an international samba reggae music project based in Salvador de Bahia in northeastern Brazil. The name Batalá is a combination of the phrase “bateu lá” meaning “hit there” in Portuguese and Obatalá (Oxalá), the Candomblé deity who is the father of the Orixas and of all humanity. Batalá Durham is the newest branch of the Batalá family in North America, come to Brumley to hear them beat their drums to welcome this new nature preserve to our community!

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Registration is not required for this event and we encourage you to bring friends. Soon we will have a preserve map available online and line-up of partner organizations.

To learn more about the Brumley Family, history of the property, and TLC’s work to conserve it, please visit the preserve page.

Triangle Land Conservancy extends gratitude to the many organizations and individuals who made significant contributions towards the 2010 purchase of the property including the Zeist Foundation, NC’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the Warner Foundation, City of Raleigh’s Clean Water Protection Program, Orange County, Nancy and Edwin Preston, and private donors to the Pearson Stewart Land Opportunity Fund established through TLC’s Our Water, Our Land campaign.

We are also very thankful for generosity displayed by community partners and all TLC members whose contributions have made possible the work to steward the property since purchase and prepare it for public opening including Bertsch Family Foundation, Blue Heron Asset Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Preston Gardner Brown, Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, CE Group, members of TLC’s Conservation Corps, Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, F. M. Kirby Foundation, Pam and Brad Hemminger, J. Davis Architects, Johnson Subaru of Cary, Martin Marietta, McAdams Company, Murphy’s Naturals, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), NC State Parks Recreational Trails Program, Shelli and Brad Stanback, Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC), Wells Fargo Foundation, Wind Point Foundation, and hundreds of TLC members.

 

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