Tammany Trace patrons can expect to see new, upgraded signage along the 28-mile Rails-to-Trails conversion within the coming weeks. The signage, made possible with support from the Northshore Homebuilders Charitable Trust, retains features from the previous version, while offering greater detail including: a larger, more thorough map with icons indicating points of interest and the amenities offered at each; the option to use a Quick Response, or QR code, to access the entire library of Tammany Trace Rules with your mobile device; and an updated mileage chart including the newly opened extension into Camp Salmen Nature Park. The original signs, also produced with the support of the Northshore Homebuilders Charitable Trust, were produced in 2009.
“The Tammany Trace is a unique and valued amenity here in St. Tammany. The upgrade of these maps gives patrons more tools to fully enjoy this beautiful outdoor treasure,” said Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President. “We encourage local patrons and visitors to utilize these maps to make the most of their time on the Tammany Trace.”
“Since 1995, the St. Tammany (now Northshore) Home Builders Charitable Trust has invested over $500,000 into our local charities,” said Amy Ybarzabal, Executive Director of the Northshore Home Builders Association. “This donation to the Tammany Trace is one way we fulfill our mission to support legislative, economic, and educational initiatives that promote and protect the American Dream of home ownership. The Trace enhances the quality of life on the Northshore.”
The Northshore Homebuilders Charitable Trust contributed just over $3,000.00 to the production of the signs. Tammany Trace crews expect to have all signage installed by the end of February 2021.
Watch the ceremonial installation here.