Petition statement to be delivered to Mayor Esther E. Manheimer, City of Asheville Mayor, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, Councilwoman, Councilman Cecil Bothwell, Councilman, Councilman Brian Haynes, Councilman, Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, Councilwoman and 3 other targets (click here to see more)

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Support Beaucatcher Greenway

To be delivered to Mayor Esther E. Manheimer, City of Asheville Mayor, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, Councilwoman, Councilman Cecil Bothwell, Councilman, Councilman Brian Haynes, Councilman, Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, Councilwoman and 3 other targets (click here to see more)

Petition Statement

Support the Beaucatcher Greenway. Do not derail its progress by cutting funding or delaying plans that have been years in the making.
There are currently 1,162 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

The planning of the Beaucatcher Greenway has been in the works for years but is at risk of being derailed. After years of dedication from citizens including community leaders, family, friends and neighbors of Asheville who have worked with City staff to design a beautiful, environmentally sound greenway, there has been misinformation that could cost the citizens time, money and potentially the loss of this project. DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN.
Rumor vs. Fact
1. Rumor: 82 trees will be removed at the southern trailhead.
FACT: According to the designs, only a dozen trees will be removed. A few are larger trees, but most of the trees are very small, at risk of falling down due to erosion, or already dead. Additionally, there are invasive plants which have overtaken the trees.
2. Rumor: It’s an old growth forest.
FACT: No, it’s not. The area has been logged in the past, and the proposed designs could protect the surrounding trees in this important urban forest.
3. Rumor: The Greenway is a new road.
FACT: Some of the future trail is already a paved road. And, the current portion of the trail which is dirt is deeply washed out due to poor drainage and a lack of maintenance. The proposed designs could protect that trail and make it accessible to people with disabilities.
4. Rumor: The northern end of the proposed access road for the greenway is the private driveway of a 4 unit condominium.
FACT: The City of Asheville has right-of-way, confirmed by City legal staff.
5. Rumor: A petition in opposition of the greenway is a reflection of the desire of the citizens of Asheville.
FACT: Many of the people signing the petition are from out of town, out of state, and most have never been to the site.

WE WANT THE BEAUCATCHER GREENWAY.

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