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Sierra Club: Greenways and Blueways

January 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Marcia Bromberg, President of Connect Buncombe, and Marc Hunt, Woodfin Greenway & Blueway, will explain the value of greenways and blueways to our community. Learn how you can be part of the greenway movement in Buncombe County.

Date: Wednesday, January 3
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Town of Woodfin is teaming up with Buncombe County to develop the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway, a visionary $13.9 million public project. (See Hunt, who volunteers as fundraising coordinator for Friends of Woodfin Greenway & Blueway, will provide a “virtual tour” of the project, which will promote recreation, conservation and water quality, economic development, and quality of life for regional residents.
It will include five miles of new greenway fronting on the French Broad River and Beaverdam Creek, new access facilities for the river, a new public park located near Silver-Line Plastics, and development of the Whitewater Wave – an instream feature at Woodfin’s Riverside Park.

Hunt spent 17 years as a whitewater outfitter in Tennessee and North Carolina. After moving to Asheville in 1995, he served in leadership roles in economic and community development with Self-Help Credit Union and in land conservation with Open Space Institute. Elected to Asheville City Council in 2011, Hunt served as vice-mayor for two years. The Wenoca group of the Sierra Club honored him as “Green Elected Official of the Year” for 2015.

Asheville resident Marcia Bromberg is a founding member and president of Connect Buncombe, a greenway advocacy organization. She has served as treasurer and board chair of MANNA Foodbank in Asheville, NC; president of the Carolina Mountain Club; board member and chair of the investment committee for the Middlesex County Community Foundation in Connecticut; and chairperson of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area Committee’s Education Fund Board. She has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and nonprofit administration and finance.

For more information, contact, 828-683-2176.


January 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Asheville
1 Edwin Pl
Asheville, NC 28801 United States