What is the Spanish Moss Trail? The Spanish Moss Trail is a rails-to-trail greenway project owned by Beaufort County and located in the heart of Northern Beaufort County. When completed, the 14 mile Trail will connect the towns of Port Royal, Beaufort, Burton and Grays Hill to the Whale Branch Pier. The Spanish Moss Trail is a community asset linking together neighborhoods, parks, water and marsh views, nature preserves, cultural features, historic sites and businesses for recreation, transportation and conservation purposes. How does the Spanish Moss Trail benefit our community? Encourages healthy lifestyles by providing a paved, dedicated pedestrian and bike trail  Connects neighborhoods, parks and businesses  Spurs economic development and neighborhood revitalization  Offers public access for residents/visitors to enjoy water and marsh views  Increases real estate values  Promotes tourism Who are the Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail? The Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northern Beaufort County, SC by developing, enhancing and maintaining the Spanish Moss Trail. The Friends are working to facilitate partnerships with public and private funding sources. The organization is led by its Founder and Executive Director Dean Moss (wdmossjr@gmail.com), and is governed by a working Board of Directors. 2013 Board Members include: Joe Devito-President (joed@bjwsa.org), David Tedder-Vice-President, Jane Frederick-Secretary, Gene Rugala-Treasurer, John Feeser, Bill Harvey, Nora Kresch, and Terry Murray. Public Awareness Consultant Sissy Perryman works with the Executive Director and Board for complete support of the organization’s community awareness and development activities. What is the role of the PATH Foundation? For project planning and technical assistance, the Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail has partnered with the PATH Foundation of Atlanta (www.pathfoundation.org), an organization with 22 years of experience raising more than $110 million from public and private sources to build 180 miles of trails in the north Georgia region. Who developed the Master Plan for the Spanish Moss Trail and what is the projected budget and timeline? The Path Foundation’s Executive Director, Ed McBrayer, has developed a 10 -Phase Master Plan for the Spanish Moss Trail to be executed over a five year period. The total cost for implementation of the Spanish Moss Trail’s 10-Phase Master Plan is approximately $12.4 million, which includes $4.1 million in private funds and $8.2 from the public sector. What is the role of the James M. Cox Foundation and how are they connected to our community? The James M. Cox Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Cox Enterprises, headquartered in Atlanta ― providing funding for capital campaigns and special projects in the areas of: Conservation and Environment; Early Childhood Education; Empowering Families and Individuals for Success; and Health. James C. Kennedy, grandson of James M. Cox and Chairman of Cox Enterprises, owns Clarendon Plantation located in Grays Hill. As nature enthusiasts and supporters of the PATH Foundation, Jim and his wife Sarah are the leading patrons of the Spanish Moss Trail. To date, the Cox Foundation has given more than $1.1 million for the development of the Spanish Moss Trail in lead gifts and challenge grants ―

including a $567,000 gift to construct the Trail’s Model Mile (Segment 4) and a $600,000 challenge grant for the 2.3 mile section currently under construction (Segment 3). The Cox Foundation has recently issued another challenge grant in the amount of $350,000 to develop the next section between Parris Island Gateway and Laurel Bay Road (Segment 6) ― extending the Trail to the Marine Corps Air Station. What is the current status of the 10-Phase Master Plan? Today, the Model Mile of the Trail is open for public enjoyment and located in the heart of Beaufort between Allison and Depot Roads (known as Segment 4). An additional 2.3 miles of the Trail is fully funded and currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION between Allison and Ribaut Roads (Segment 3) ― opening by Thanksgiving 2013. This section of the Trail connects neighborhoods from the Town of Port Royal to Beaufort and will serve a heavily populated area. When complete, this section will include: Three parking areas providing approximately 50 new parking slots at Broome Lane, Westvine Drive, and Ribaut Road  Water and marsh views  Access to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Southside Park and the Town of Port Royal Two additional sections of the Spanish Moss Trail (Segments 5 and 6) are currently in the design/engineering phase and will be ready for implementation in 2014 ― completing more than 7 miles of the Trail by the end of 2014. The Trail will run from Ribaut Road to the Marine Corps Air Station – passing through scenic neighborhoods, important cultural features, Beaufort Memorial Hospital and major shopping areas. How can you be a part of the next phase of the Spanish Moss Trail? Funding is complete for Segments 3, 4 and 5. As local momentum builds for continuing the Trail, volunteers are now setting their sights on funding Segment 6 ― 1.6 miles from Parris Island Gateway to Laurel Bay Road. With a total cost of $850,000 to complete this section, the Cox Foundation has issued another $350,000 challenge grant. This challenge grant was followed up with a $250,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation in honor of John M. Trask, Jr. for his service to their Board of Directors. Only $250,000 remains to be raised in order to complete the Trail from the Town of Port Royal to the Marine Corps Air Station. Join us to bring our community a connected 7 miles of Spanish Moss Trail in 2014. How do the challenge grants impact your donation? The lead grants, from the Cox Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC, totaling $600,000 for Segment 6 will provide more than a 3:1 match for every dollar given. Donors who give or pledge by December 31, 2013 will be recognized in the following ways:   $1,000+, $2,500+ and $5,000+ will be recognized accordingly on a permanent plaque located at the beautifully restored Beaufort Depot. $10,000+ will become members of the Albergotti Trestle Collaborative and will be honored on a special plaque located at the Trail’s scenic Albergotti Trestle. 

How to donate? Please fill out the detachable donor card at the bottom of the brochure, using the provided envelope to return your information to the Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail. Your tax-deductible contribution can be accepted by: 1. 2. 3. 4. Check made payable to: Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail (P.O. Box 401, Beaufort, SC 29901) Donate online: www.spanishmosstrail.com Donations of securities: please contact Sissy Perryman If you have any questions, please email Executive Director Dean Moss or Public Awareness Consultant Sissy Perryman: info@spanishmosstrail.com