ATHENS, Ga. –Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services recently added signs to mark the trails of the State Botanical Gardens.
The signs, which each include a map of the trails and a list of safety tips, will help ensure the safety of those who hike at the garden. Barbra Anderson drives all the way from Decatur to hike the garden’s trails. She says the signs are a big help.
“I think it makes it safer,” Anderson says, “because if you fall or something you could call and tell where you are.”
The information on the signs will allow hikers like Anderson and her husband Bruce to indicate their location to search teams and stay calm in case an emergency arises on the trails.
In addition to their emergency uses, the new signs are a tool to help hikers and runners efficiently navigate the State Botanical Garden’s seven trails.
“Before they did those signs, they only had the two [signs] under enclosures where you could see where you’re at,” says Bruce Anderson, “Now every time two trails come together you’ve got one of those signs.”
For more information about the State Botanical Gardens and the new signs, visit: www.botgarden.uga.edu.
By: Christina Matacotta