“This [SECU] land easement … is a vital piece to a very important trail in our system and will make a great connection between Pisgah National Forest and the city of Brevard,” says Mayor Jimmy Harris.
County Extension Director and SECU volunteer Eric Caldwell states, “As a local volunteer Advisory Board member, I’m delighted that our cooperative is showing the true dedication of its members to the green movement in helping to connect local residents of North Carolina to the environment.”
In addition to teaming with SECU for the donation of land, the City of Brevard partnered with the US Forest Service, NC Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Division and NC Department of Transportation Division 14 to design and build the Davidson River Trail components. The greenway offers many benefits to the area, such as providing paths for alternative forms of transportation and reducing congestion in order to protect air quality.
The donated land is located on Hwy. 280 near the intersection with Hwy. 276.
—Margaret Williams, contributing editor