Take part in this seminar on Growing Greenways: Cultivating Support & Success in WNC

Growing Greenways: Cultivating Support & Success in WNC will be a one-day event on May 19, 2017, at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville that will focus on generating and sustaining public and political support for greenway project development. The goal of the event is to empower greenway advocates to succeed and to expand their influence throughout the western region of NC.

Keynote address will be given by Ed McMahon, who holds the Charles E. Frasier Chair for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy at the Urban Land Institute. Nationally known as an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker, he is a leading authority on topics such as the links between health and the built environment, sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth, and historic preservation.

Additional topics will include:
•Techniques to Involve Private and Corporate Citizens;
•Increasing Participation from Minority and Rural Members of the Community
•Case Studies from Other Regional Trail & Greenway Projects that are Supported by Friends Groups
•A Primer for Overcoming Barriers to get Greenways on the Ground

Look for EventBrite registration in mid-March, including an option to receive CEU for recreation and planning professionals.

See the FB invitation here.

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Wanted Dead: Alligatorweed

Scientific Name: Alternanthera philoxeroides A native of South America, alligatorweed was inadvertently introduced to Southeastern U.S. in the late 1800s. Its white flowers are clover-like and bloom a summer. Most commonly found floating in mats along the water’s edge, alligatorweed also grows immersed and even terrestrially. Its opposing leaves are lance shaped, 1-2 inches long, […]

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Storm Drain Marking Project

  Do you know where the water that flows into a storm drain goes? This water does not go to a treatment plant but flows directly into our streams, lakes, and rivers. Many people poor oil, paint, yard waste, and other pollutants into the storm drain because they think the water will be treated before […]

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Kiosks help us tell the story

RiverLink and MountainTrue have developed informational kiosks for each river access point along the French Broad River Paddle Trail with a grant from the North Carolina Recreational Trails Program. Each kiosk focuses on historical and natural features of the river, as well as paddle trail information including maps and boater resources. These kiosks aid users and […]

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