Paris Mountain State Park programs feature solar power, lessons from nature

GREENVILLE, S.C. – As part of their Fourth Saturday series of events, Paris Mountain State Park will hold a program on solar power and on lessons from nature on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

The Friends of Paris Mountain State Park will host a program at 10 a.m. called “Benefits of Solar Power.” Preston Schultz, a solar energy project developer based in Greenville, will share his insights on how solar power works, how it benefits the global and local environment, and how solar/renewables fit into our overall energy generation mix. After the presentation inside, the group will see first-hand how the park is using solar power at the amphitheatre. Meet in the Park Center. No registration is necessary for this two-hour program. No charge other than park admission.

At 1 p.m., Ranger Cathy Taylor will lead a walk on the Turtle Trail called “Lessons from Nature.” Enjoy the wonders of nature and let nature be your teacher on this easy to moderate 1 1/2 mile, 1 1/2 hour walk. Meet at Park Center. The program is $7.00 per person. Admission to the park is waived. Registration is required. To register, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the park office at 864-244-5565.

Paris Mountain State Park is off S.C. 253 (State Park Road), six miles north of downtown Greenville. Admission is $5 for ages 16 – 64, $3 for ages 6 – 15, and $3.25 for S.C. seniors and disabled persons.

Fore more information, visit the Paris Mountain State Park website here.

Related on the Tribune: Family hikes offered at Paris Mountain State Park this summer