From Connect Buncombe:
On May 19 Connect Buncombe, in collaboration with NC State University’s Recreation Resource Service, held a public symposium at the North Carolina Arboretum focusing on generating and sustaining public and political support for greenway projects throughout Western North Carolina. Past President Ann Babcock recounts the event in our latest blog, and shares how YOU can get involved in growing greenways in Buncombe County! LEARN MORE
The newest section of greenway, the French Broad River Greenway West near New Belgium Brewing, was honored with a ribbon-cutting ceremony as part of the city’s Earth Day celebration. The section stretches from Craven Street to Haywood Road, passing next to New Belgium Brewing. LEARN MORE
The 17th Annual Mountain Sports Festival was held in Carrier Park this past Memorial Day weekend. It is the region’s most interactive outdoor festival featuring music, vendors, food trucks and competitive events in paddling, cycling, trail running, disc golf and more. Connect Buncombe was the lucky beneficiary of this year’s event, with all proceeds going to support greenway expansion in our area! LEARN MORE
Buncombe County and the Town of Woodfin received a major boost for greenway construction with the approval of a $4 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration on May 25. The funding is through the Federal Highway Administration’s Surface Transportation Block Grant and is designated to move two greenway segments in the Town of Woodfin to construction. LEARN MORE
Congratulations to our friends at Connect Reems Creek for the launch of their new website, made possible by Connect Buncombe’s mini-grant program. CRC is selling patches and stickers at various area businesses to help fund greenway programs for the community of Weaverville. LEARN MORE
Mark your calendars in support of greenways!
- June 25: LIVE AT ALOFT
Enjoy live music, cocktails and fellowship on the rooftop of Aloft Downtown. 100% of your cover charge will go to support Connect Buncombe!
- Sept 17: OPEN STREETS ASHEVILLE
Experience downtown Asheville in a fresh, new way with leisure, recreation and entertainment to inspire community connection, wellness and a cooperative spirit.