Tennessee’s largest state park, South Cumberland State Park, consumes nearly 31,000 acres of deeply-forested, rugged and breathtaking landscape; defined by the environmentally-unique escarpments and canyons of the Cumberland Plateau. Located between Nashville and Chattanooga, the park contains a dozen major waterfalls and nearly 100 miles of wilderness hiking trails. Also found in the large state park, is the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.
Spanning across 430 acres of what used to be a rock quarry in northwest Ames, Iowa is now Ada Hayden Heritage Park. The park was named after local botanist, Ada Hayden. It is comprised of 5 miles of hiking trails, two lakes, scenic overlooks and much more.
By the year 2020, over 100 National Park Service style historical exhibits will be installed throughout Perry County. The Perry County Bicentennial Committee decided to begin the project several years ago, for the anniversary of Perry County’s legal establishment. Numerous interpretive panels have already been designed, manufactured, and installed through the county. Over 25 exhibits will be placed at Bicentennial Plaza, at the Lynn Sheaffer Dum Memorial Park.
Organized in 2007, the Cass River Greenway initiative has a goal to boost recreational opportunities and promote environmental well-being of the Cass River Corridor in Frankenmuth, Michigan. In the decade since its inception, the Cass River Greenway has worked with municipalities to provide public access points and increase awareness of the river. As part of the change, volunteers have worked with Pannier to produce Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels and upright triangular exhibit bases to better orient and educate locals and tourists alike.
Due to its geographical location, Alabama is an attractive location for bird watchers to visit. The state is a haven for many resident birds found only in the Southeastern U.S., plus serves as a significant flyway for birds traveling from South and Central America all the way to the Arctic Circle. The Alabama Birding Trails project covers nearly 300 locations across the state that have been deemed premier birding sites by seasoned birders and naturalists. One of the cornerstones of the project is interpretive panels at locations statewide. To date, Pannier has manufactured nearly 30 outdoor exhibits with future plans for additional waysides.
Mass Audubon, which cares for nearly 40,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, is visited annually by more than half a million people. The organization places much emphasis on their mission of “Protecting the Nature of Massachusetts” and has partnered with Pannier for well over a decade to help provide an educational and enriching experience by way of durable, exterior signage.
Birmingham Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, is packed with history. The township, which only covers an area of about six square miles, is home to the largest and longest land battle of the American Revolutionary War; The Battle of Brandywine. Over the last six years, Pannier has had the honor to partner with the township to create historical markers for two major battlefields that play an important role in America’s history.
Adventure Aquarium, located minutes from Philadelphia in Camden, New Jersey, is home to more than 8,500 marine species including the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, sea turtles and the endangered African Penguin. In early 2018, the aquarium debuted Penguin Island, a new interactive area that gives guests a more engaging experience with the species through educational displays. Pannier was selected to manufacture the signage in a series of frameless exhibit bases including rail mounts, wall mounts and cut-to-shape Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels.
For nearly a decade, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) and Pannier have partnered together to better the recreational experience of Minnesotans and travelers alike by way of outdoor signage. Most recently, the Division of Forestry worked with Pannier to produce 14 boot scrusher stations with interpretive panels as part of the”PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks” campaign.
Surrounded by lush foliage and home to abundant wildlife, the Ponderosa Walking Park is a hidden gem just to the north of bustling Houston, Texas. With a goal to engage visitors and raise awareness for the park’s natural resources, the Ponderosa Forest Municipal Utility District and Interpretive Insights partnered with Pannier to develop durable educational and wayfinding exhibits.