Lee on FMST board
Former state Sen. Howard Lee of Chapel Hill have been elected to the board of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
While serving as the state secretary of natural resources and community development in 1977, Lee proposed the creation of a statewide hiking trail that would span the mountains to the sea.
It was after years of public service that Lee became more involved with the FMST including the fundraising campaign, “Put Another Log on the Fire”.
“Howard Lee’s vision and leadership were instrumental in creation of the trail,” said Kate Dixon, executive director of the FMST. “He will bring very special perspectives and experiences to our efforts.”
Friends of the Mount-to-Sea Trail is a non-profit that volunteers to promote, build and maintain the trail.
A linear state part, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail stretches 1,000 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. Each year thousands of people hike sections of the trail, with more than 50 of them completing the entire trail.