We are all connected! The City of Asheville has joined forces with numerous community partners to bring you a weekend full of earth day events and family-friendly activities to celebrate this important holiday.
The City of Asheville, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Equinox, GreenWorks, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Grower’s School, Mountain True and RiverLink are hosting Asheville Earth Week on April 21, 22, and 23. With multiple events at different locations over three days, Asheville Earth Week organizers hopes this celebration reinforces a mantra that our community embraces: “We are all connected”.
“Earth Day is a great time to recognize our impact on the environment,” said Amber Weaver, Sustainability Officer for the City of Asheville. “Together with our partners we’ve created a weekend to celebrate, learn and get outside.”
Mountain True is coordinating corporate Earth Day service projects including river clean ups on the French Broad River and invasive plant removal at local parks. To sign your company up, contact Susan Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 258-8737 x216.
Also on Friday, April 21, join us for a sustainability tour along the newest section of the French Broad River Greenway, which starts at a new trail head at the intersection of Emma Road and Craven Street. The self- guided tour begins at 3:30 p.m. and will include stations along the way to learn more about greenways, riverfront redevelopment, complete streets and the Asheville Edibles program. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new greenway and the Craven Street Improvements project at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22 brings more opportunities for fun. The Brother Wolf Run for the Paws 5K begins at 9 a.m. at New Belgium Brewing (21 Craven Street). The race is open to runners and walkers and interested participants can register online. Spectators are invited to cheer on the participants along the route.
Another great event beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. is the Riverlink Kid’s Festival. This free event will be held at The Salvage Station (468 Riverside Dr). Families will enjoy environmental education activities, arts & crafts and performances until 2 p.m.
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