Garden Signage Promotes Coastal Landscapes Initiative

New Hanover County Public Library, in cooperation with the New Hanover County Arboretum, NC Cooperative Extension, and North Carolina Sea Grant, installed demonstration gardens to showcase Coastal Landscapes Initiative (CLI) native plant designs. The Coastal Landscapes Initiative is a new collaborative effort to address landscaping at every stage of the process, from planning and design to installation and management. The addition of educational garden signage lets library patrons and others in the community know how they, too, can create landscaping with native plants that are environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, and beautiful.

Informational Signage Educates California’s Central Coast

The Central Coast Wetland Group (CCWG), located along the Central Coast of California, has been implementing wetland restoration projects within the lower Salinas Valley since 1998. The surrounding community seldom has an opportunity to learn about what, why, and how the CCWG accomplishes these impactful projects. The installed informational signage highlights each project’s importance in improving habitat and water quality within the greater watershed.

Custom Panels Create A Unique Visitor Experience

Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, directly east of Pittsburgh, the Conemaugh River Lake is a 70-mile long tributary home to the Conemaugh Dam. The Conemaugh River Lake includes a celebrated recreation area that attracts both locals and travelers looking for outdoor adventure or a quiet escape. There are many recreational opportunities and historic resources to explore, as well as a wide variety of Pennsylvania wildlife to see.

New Interpretive Signs For Tennessee State Park

South Cumberland State Park (SCSP) is the second-largest state park in Tennessee, spanning 31,000 acres of amazing wilderness, waterfalls, bluff views, and canyons to explore. Hiking, rock climbing, and backcountry camping are popular activities for visitors of all ages. SCSP is home to fascinating geological, biological, and human history, but only a few park visitors were aware of its historic background, until now.

Educational Signage Tells the Story of Knife River

Knife River Heritage & Cultural Center (KRHCC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage the public in preserving, presenting, and valuing the history of the Knife River area. The organization was created in 2018 to save the historic railroad train depot from falling down. In just four years, KRHCC volunteers successfully rehabilitated the depot and have accomplished much more, including implementing an educational signage program. 

Interpretive Exhibits Share a Century of Erie Canalway History

After two years of planning, research, and implementation, the Erie Canal Equipment Overlooks are complete with new interpretive exhibits. The interpretive panels are installed in Lockport, New York, along the Pendleton portion of the Erie Canalway Trail. This project serves to educate the community about the historic canal equipment on display and bring the history of the Erie Canal’s 1900s engineering to life.

Historical Signs Created for Connecticut’s Air Line Trail

Jason Gardiner is a member of Boy Scout Troop 57 from East Hampton, Connecticut. He recently earned his Eagle Scout status after the completion of a trail signage project along the East Hampton portion of the Air Line Trail. Jason worked for many months on the creation of four historical signs and his hard work will benefit the community for years to come.

StoryWalk® Gives New Meaning to a Walk in the Park

Communities around the world are experiencing the delightful and fun effects of StoryWalk® installations.  The idea started trending in 2007, when it was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont. Over the past year, the viral concept inspired a surge of installations as people searched for safe ways to incorporate learning in non-traditional environments. StoryWalk® is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story, exercise, and the outdoors all at the same time. 

Pannier Announces 2021 Photo Contest Winners

The Pannier 2021 Photo Contest was a huge success! When we opened submissions in May, dozens of fantastic photos came flooding in of Pannier products installed across the country. The photos featured beautiful scenery, excited onlookers, and even a gnome statue. For five days during the third week of August voting was open to the public to help select the top 12 photos. We collected and counted the votes and have the winners! Without further hesitation; here are the winners of the 2021 Photo Contest!