Jackson gives toward trail maintenance

The Pinnacle Park Foundation and Friends of Panthertown Valley got some help with trail maintenance this month, thanks to a pair of donations from the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority.

“The Tourism Development Authority recognizes the importance of contributing to the maintenance of these great natural resources that bring additional tourism to our area,” said Executive Director Nick Breedlove. “The more well-kept our area’s natural resources, the more residents and visitors to the county can enjoy these offerings.”

The organization gave each group $500 to support maintenance efforts.

The Naturalist's Corner

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