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ECUSTA TRAIL GREENWAY PROJECT ON TRACK FOR COMPLETION, AS STATE IS ALL ABOOARD FOR $5 MILLION- 5 MILE START UP GRANT

Lurah Lowery of The Asheville Citizen Times tells of big plans underway to bring a new greenway to Henderson and Transylvania counties by converting the old Ecusta railroad line. Conserving Carolina has been advocating the development of the 19-mile Ecusta Trail greenway and efforts are finally set to go with […]


Magnetic Theatre Innovates With Walk in the Park on the Reed Creek Greenway Saturday and Sunday, March 14, 15.

Theater companies have wrestled with how to produce during the pandemic. Some have gone dark, some have live-streamed shows and Asheville’s Magnetic Theatre, which normally presents from its River Arts District home, has staged an innovative play along the Reed Creek Greenway. This new, original play follows the story of […]


Striving Beyond

This year, the 27th annual Strive Not To Drive campaign expanded to include over 25 events in 4 counties during the month of May. The focus of Strive (as it was recently rebranded) is to celebrate, promote and use the variety of transportation options that exist today and also to […]


Greenway Funding Grows

Buncombe County was recently awarded a grant from the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization to expand greenway systems across the city and county. The grant requires a 20% match. However, neither the County nor the City of Asheville were able to fully fund the match, Connect Buncombe stepped in, offering to […]


A Word from Our President: Your Voice Makes A Difference

Greenways and trails are having greater awareness in our community. Just in the past few months citizen input has influenced the following projects: Asheville River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) to increase from a single 10′ wide trail to a full 16′ wide multi-use trail along the river. This section […]


Jackson County Visit

On December 1st eight Connect Buncombe board members along with Buncombe County Parks and Recreation staff members visited Jackson County to learn about county greenway plans and visit the first link of their Tuckaseegee River Greenway. Although only 1.2 miles long, this greenway has witnessed up to 20,000 visitors in […]


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2017: Looking Back – and Ahead!

Connect Buncombe’s 2017 Annual Meeting was held November 15th at the Comfort Suites Asheville Outlet Mall. Thirty-five greenway friends gathered to renew acquaintances, catch up on the latest greenway news, review Connect Buncombe’s accomplishments for 2017 and look forward to plans for 2018. Marcia Bromberg, Board President, noted that throughout […]