Ross Creek Stormwater Improvement Project (Click to Visit Project Page) Ross Creek winds down from Town Mountain through Chunns Cove thru Kenilworth to Kenilworth Lake, then down to the Swannanoa River. RiverLink is working with the Neighborhood and the city to improve water quality in this impaired target watershed, through riparian conservation and implementing project identified in the 2007 Ross Creek Master Plan.
This project is a sustainable approach to improving public infrastructure and aims to improve stormwater management, mobility and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorist, increasing connectivity, and encouraging alternative forms of transportation within the Craven Street Watershed.
In partnership with the City of Asheville and New Belgium Brewing Company, RiverLink will implement stormwater BMPs to treat runoff from the neighborhood roads, roof top and other impervious surfaces, and restore a section of the stream through the New Belgium Brewery. This will improve the quality of the water and reduce stormwater flows to the stream and French Broad River.
This county park, just past the airport is host to numerous amenities including river access, picnic areas, and walking trails. RiverLink along with Henderson County Parks and Recreation are working to improve the trail system, through development of a porous greenway and new natural trails. In addition to improving the community park, this section of greenway will be a demonstration of how greenways along our streams can be constructed to improve water quality and preserve the quality of the natural environment.
The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway are currently working closely with the City of Asheville to accomplish our mission to manage and create community parkland that maintains its wild nature, preserves the area’s rich history, and connects the West Asheville community to the river and to downtown. The park and future greenway extension is approximately 14 acres of forested land along Hominy Creek in West Asheville. The land borders 2/3 mile of the northern side of Hominy Creek and Buttermilk Creek between Sand Hill Road and Shelburne Road. For more information visit our website The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway.
This project is to support the completion of 1/4 mile of the Reed Creek Greenway from Catawba St. to W.T Weaver Blvd. RiverLink and the Montford Community have been working together with other local entities’ to support this effort. The Pigeon River Fund, of the Community Foundation of WNC, has supported water quality and stormwater runoff treatment of the constructed trail.
RiverLink is working to clean up the old EDACO junkyard, through the EPA Brownfield Program, to restore the property for future use, connecting the French Broad River Greenway to Carrier Park. After buying the old junk yard RiverLink recycled 100,000 tons of concrete into a component of asphalt with the able assistance of D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company. Currently we are utilizing phytoremediation to clean contaminants from the soil, the first time this method has been used in WNC.
RiverLink accepted a donation of 3.33 acres of land in the Kenilworth neighborhood in 2012. The land will preserved as part of RiverLink’s long range plans to protect and preserve properties in the Ross Creek sub-watershed of the Swannanoa River, which in turn is a sub-watershed of the French Broad River. This land may also help jump start RiverLink’s efforts to develop a greenway and fitness trail from the neighborhood to the river.
RiverLink’s Pearson Bridge property is another example of how much we value the history of the river, dirty-dirt, canoeing and kayaking opportunities for the river, development of new recreational businesses and adaptive resuse of buildings.
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