http://weconnectbuncombe.org/campaign CAN YOU HELP SUPPORT THIS GREAT GREEN PROJECT? Connecting the French Broad River Greenway to the Farmer's Market, Arboretum & Bent Creek Trails and Biltmore Park!
June 1st through July 31st Fundraising Goal of $20,000
Imagine being able to someday safely walk or bike from Asheville to the NC Arboretum and onto Biltmore Park or vice versa. One of the eight priority corridors identified in the Buncombe County Greenways and Trails Master Plan is the corridor between the French Broad River and Hominy Creek Greenways, along Brevard Road, past the WNC Famer's Market, out to the hiking and biking trails of Bent Creek and the Arboretum, and Biltmore Park.
The first step in making this a reality is a feasibility study. Buncombe County has partnered with Friends of Connect Buncombe and will apply for a grant to complete a study of the entire corridor for greenways and trails. We are appreciative of the leadership of the County. In return, Friends of Connect Buncombe is committed to raising the 20% matching funds necessary for the grant process. This study will examine possible routes for a single or multiple pathways. The goal of this campaign is to raise $20,000 for the study.
We would like to thank the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club for kick starting our campaign with a $1000 donation!"The BRBC is happy to help Friends of Connect Buncombe start their crowdfuding efforts for a greenway along the Brevard Road corridor. This group embodies the mission of BRBC to make it possible for more people in our community to ride bicycles," Joe Sanders, President.
We would also like to thank Asheville Outlets for their generous donation in support of Greenways and Trails along the Brevard Road corridor. We hope many other businesses will join us in helping make this a destination road connected to our businesses and communities.
Motion Makers Bicycle Shop has also joined our campaign and "hopes more businesses will jump on board and work towards making Brevard Road a destination by enhancing the quality of life for its customers, employees, and neighbors through the development of greenways which can connect us all in so many positive ways." Kent Cranford, owner.
Please help us reach our $20,000 goal and share this page and video with your friends. Together we can make a difference.
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