The Washington Road Community Trail is currently in a transition period to reassess our goals and to determine how we can best utilize the trail to benefit and engage our community. Our next meeting is scheduled for June 6th 2016. If you would like to be a part of the trail or if you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the 3rd annual 5k Zombie Run! Where you try to survive an all-terrain trail, hang on to your flags while being chased by hordes of Zombies! Sound like fun? Last year, over 150 runners and 60 zombies took on the challenge! #CCZombie5K
Be a Zombie or be a Runner, just be there! All proceeds benefit the upkeep of Washington Road Community Trail. Tickets are on-sale now for $25, so go online & register!
All registered racers will be entered to win a FREE 1 Year Membership at the Hill Family Center Y.
Online registration will close at 5pm est on Oct 16th 2015. Race Day registration will be available and the price will be $30 registration (includes a FREE WRC Zombie Run T-Shirt!, shirts limited). Please make sure you provide shirt size when you register online.
For pricing, tickets and how to sign up to volunteer please click an options above! Spread the word and lets make this 5k a big one!
Race Day Schedule
Zombie Prep*Optional: 7:00AM
Day of Race Registration:8:30 am
Zombie Staging: 9:30AM
Race time:10 am
We will be staging for the event in front of the Community Media Center which is the building in front of the Carroll County Career and Tech Center. Please arrive early to sign the required waiver, receive your shirt and other event information.
Runners please dress appropriately for this Zombie Run, keep in mind it could be colder being it is in October, dress accordingly. There is a possibility for ticks during this time of the year so make sure you either apply spray ahead of time and/or thoroughly check for ticks after the race. Please have fun and dress the part! Remeber this is a Zombie theme, embrace the season!
The Washington Road Community Trail partnered with Comcast and the Hill Family Center Y to gather volunteers to prepare the WRC Trail for the Spring and Summer months by cleaning up the trash and leaves. Watch the coverage of this great day as the community gives back.
Join photographer Walt Calahan as he walks along the WRC Trail focusing on winter photography tips. Don’t miss this informative program to get your outside winter photos looking professional in no time!!
Cell Phone Photography Class at Carroll Community College, class starts on Wednesday, April 8th and meets for 3 Wednesday sessions till April 22. The time is 7-9 PM. Cost: $77.
Dress for the Weather, wear layers
Water, dehydration can happen even in winter
Correct footwear, no one likes cold wet feet.
Gadgets are great, but pack light
Winter is a great time to photograph outside, or as the great sage of photography once said
“Bad weather makes for great photos.” All it takes is a little preparation. First we must respect the environment. Always hike the Washington Road Community Trail witha partner. Hypothermia is always a possibility in winter, so have a partner who can go get help if
you are injured.
Dress for the weather. Wet feet is the first step to potential disaster.
Bring water. Dehydration is a concern in the winter as much as it is on a hot summer day.
Batteries. Nothing stops winter photography in its tracks faster than dead camera batteries.
Always bring spares.
A clean lens. Bring a soft cotton bandana to clean your lens from the elements. While you are at
it, carry a small plastic bag to cover your camera if it starts raining or snowing.
The WRC Trail is a rich visual experience, but in the winter it is usually more muted than in the
spring, summer and fall. The subtle colors, along with how the low winter light shapes the
landscape, is a great opportunity for quality photographs, but as another great sage once said
“The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.” So do some research before hitting the trail.
Know what type of flora and fauna to expect in the winter. Get a weather report before arriving
so you are prepared for changes in light from the strong graphics that interplay with a bright
sunny day, to the pastels of tone on a cloudy day.
And slow down. Take your time because walking the WRC Trail is not a race. Look up and look
down. Some of the best images are literally under our noses. Winter is a great time for macro
photography, so get in very very close to uncover patterns that are missed when rushing to the
next bend in the trail.
In winter, I tend to not want to carry all the lenses I own, but instead stick to one lens that can
set the tone of how the photographs can be shaped. By limiting yourself to only one lens per trip
to the WRC Trail you will train your mind to see like that lens when the camera is not up to your
eye. This way you will be more reactive to photographic possibilities before you bring the
camera to your face.
Make a photographic game while on the WRC Trail. Walk with a watch with a sweep second
hand, and make yourself take a picture every 60 seconds. This way you’ll will train your mind to
actively think ahead for possibilities before they happen. Not every image will be a winner, but
you greatly increase your odds at making a compelling photograph when you are activity
thinking about opportunities instead of passively reacting after the fact.
Description/Notes: The Backyard Buffers program is designed to assist homeowners with land five acres or less, who have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to their property to create a streamside buffer of native trees and shrubs. A streamside buffer can create habitat for wildlife, reduce peak water temperatures, and reduce the amount of sediment, fertilizer, and toxic materials that enter our waterways. Deep-rooted trees and shrubs can also stabilize stream banks, protecting them from erosion.
If you are a homeowner and have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to your property, and are interested in creating streamside buffer, complete the application form (download it here) and return it to the address on the back with a letter stamp. The bags will be available for pickup at the Ag Center complex April 11th, 2015
Join Steve Allgeier, Horticulture Consultant and Master Gardener Coordinator, as he walks the Washington Road Community Traill. The walk began at the Community Media Center and continued on the Washington Road Community Trail. Steve shares tips and information on identifying the different types of trees and their characteristics.
Thank you all for coming out to our WRC Trail 2nd Annual Zombie Run this year, it was a huge success! I really think we double our numbers from last year, so thank you thank you for all who came out and made this event possible! Just wanted to take moment to thank our Zombies and Volunteers who donated their time to help us pull this whole thing off! We hope to make this event even larger next year so please look out for an email to help us make the experience better for next time. Also we have trail meetings every first Monday of month at the Community Media Center at 4pm, questions contact us at email@example.com.
If you put your name down for T-Shirts we will contact you as soon as we put a new order of shirts in, we will contact you.
Photographer Walt Calahan shares techniques for outdoor photography. He covers photographing animals, plants, and people in nature. Watch this program to have your photos looking professional in no time.
WRC Trail Speaker Series – Photography with Walt Calahan
WRC Trail Speaker Series – Photography with Walt Calahan Photographs