On December 12, FOLT hosted another trail activation event that took place between Miller and Sunset Drive called Ludlam Lights. The event called upon the community to help illuminate the trail by neatly placing one thousand luminaries along the borders. Once the luminaries were placed, hundreds gathered at South Miami High School to help kick-off the first of what will be a long tradition of illuminating the trail during the holiday season.
South Miami High School provided entertainment with performances given by the cheer leading squad and chorus. Once the walk began, FOLT and members of the community helped keep the crowd safe by guiding groups through busy intersections after temporarily pausing traffic. Along the trail, folks were greeted by numerous tents including the Ludlam Trail Neighborhood Association providing information about local neighbors and their position regarding the trail, and FOLT members providing information about our current habitat restoration efforts. The event was led by FOLT board members Peter Rabbino and Rick Santos, both neighbors of the trail and have been passionate about the project since the inception of the organization. It sure was a sight to see! Special thanks to the Miami-Dade County and Florida East Coast Industries for sponsoring the event. Join us next month for Ludlam Walls!