Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway, Hendersonville, NC

 Events on the Greenway

All events listed on the Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway website are posted as a courtesy to the community, and the Friends group assumes no responsibility for them. All events listed are open to the public. Please note that some may require participation fees.

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Date Event Information Location
• JULY 2019
Monday, Jul 15 at 9:00 AMAmble & Ramble with Hendo Fun Friends
A leisurely walk along the Greenway. For more information see HFF website. All are welcome!
Meet at the pavilion in Patton Park
Saturday, Jul 20 at 8:00 AMMills River Valley Trail Ride & Festival
Join Conserving Carolina and Bold Rock Hard Cider for a ride and festival benefiting the Mills River Valley Trail. This proposed trail will eventually connect to the Oklawaha Greenway.
For more information, see this article in the Hendersonville Lightning. To register and for information, see the Conserving Carolina website.
Saturday, Jul 27 at 8:00 AMStrut Your Mutt
A casual 5K (run or walk) on part of the Oklawaha Greenway! Hosted by Blue Ridge Humane Society, WTZQ Radio and Historic Downtown Hendersonville. Tails in Town vendor fair follows Strut Your Mutt.
For more information see this article in the Hendersonville Times News. You can register on the WTZQ website.

 News About the Greenway

Date News Information Location
• APRIL 2019
Sunday, Apr. 21Trail idea is alive and well
"Our View" from the Hendersonville Times-News. The Ecusta Trial, like the Oklawaha, is one of the priority greenways identified in the County Greenways Master Plan.
Read the article. Will open in a new window.
Wednesday, Apr. 17Oklawaha Greenway extension: Public gives input, asks questions
A public meeting gave information about the Clear Creek Greenway extension project, which would add around three-quarters of a mile of paved trail and connect the existing Oklawaha Greenway to Carolina Village.
Read the article on the Times-News website. Will open in a new window.
Sunday, Apr. 14Greenways are a great investment
Opinion piece by Dr. Ken Shelton from the Hendersonville Times-News.
Read it (PDF, 728K). Will open in a new window.
Friday, Apr. 5Hendersonville council, Carolina Village plan greenway extension
Hendersonville City Council members voted Thursday to submit a grant application for the Clear Creek Greenway extension.
Read the article from the Hendersonville Times-News; includes a map which was not in the print version.
Friday, Apr. 5Greenways plan shows progress
"Our View" — A brief history of greenway support in Henderson County.
Read the opinion piece from the Hendersonville Times-News.
Wednesday, Apr. 3Park improvements: Henderson County to seek $500,000 grant
From the Hendersonville Times-News. PARTF could fund improvements to Oklawaha Greenway.
Read the article.
Tuesday, Apr. 2Henderson County approves greenway plan for next 30 years
Henderson County has officially adopted its draft 2020 Greenway Master Plan and will move forward with related feasibility studies.
Read the article on the HT-N website.
Monday, Apr. 1'A dream come true': Commissioners unanimously endorse greenway plan
The Henderson County Board of Commissioners expressed enthusiastic support for a countywide greenway plan.
Read the article from the Hendersonville Lightning.
• MARCH 2019
Friday, Mar. 29City eyes grant application for Clear Creek greenway
The Clear Creek extension to the Oklawaha Greenway would fit in with a master plan to extend the city greenway.
Read the article from the Hendersonville Lightning.
Thursday, Mar. 14Oklawaha Trail - Bridge to be removed, pavement repaired
Article in the Hendersonville Times-News
Read the article on the Times-News website
Wednesday, Nov. 28Five Advisiory Boards Endorse Greenway Master Plan
Article from Hendersonville Lightning.
Read the article. (PDF; will open in a new window)
Sunday, Nov. 11MountainTrue: More greenways needed for Henderson County communities
Article by Katie Breckheimer in the Nov. 11, 2018 Hendersonville Times-News.
Read the article (pdf; will open in a new window)
Thursday, Nov. 8Greenway plan envisions 71-mile network of trails
Article from the Hendersonville Lightning, Nov. 8, 2018.
Read the article (pdf; will open in a new window)
• OCTOBER 2018
Friday, Oct. 26County leads on greenways
Building greenways is a long-term project... Henderson County is planning now.
Read "Our View" in the Hendersonville Times-News
Saturday, Oct. 20Draft Greenways Master Plan for Henderson Co.
The county's draft greenways master plan is ready for review and comment. Read the plan; look at the maps; fill out the quick survey; attend a public input session on 10/23 or 10/25. Support Greenways!
See the article from the Hendersonville Times-News.
• JULY 2018
Wednesday, Jul. 25MPO announced grant for Mills River multiuse path
From the Hendersonville Times-News.
Read the article.
Tuesday, Jul. 17Letter to the Editor - Government support for greenways
From the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Read the letter.
• APRIL 2018
Monday, Apr. 9Dollars, jobs flow from paths
Opinion piece in Hendersonville Times-News. "Should we support more greenways? Only if we want more jobs, strong economic growth, healthier residents and safe opportunities for outdoor recreation, all while improving our environment."
Read the article.
Thursday, Apr. 5Study shows economic impact of NC greenways
Article in the Hendersonville Times-News. "Overall, the study found the Brevard Greenway generates an annual sales revenue output of $1.56 million, supports 21 jobs and generates $614,000 in labor income."
Read the article.
• MARCH 2018
Thursday, Mar. 8Mills River Town Council approves Highway 280 multi-use path
Article in Hendersonville Times-News. "A multi-use path to run alongside N.C. Highway 280 has been given the go ahead for the north Mills River area."
Read the article.
Friday, Feb. 16Charting Paths for the Future
Opinion piece in the Hendersonville Times-News
Read the opinion.
Saturday, Feb. 10‘Friends’ groups provide vital support for public lands
Mountain XPress article about Friends groups by Danny Bernstein.
Read the article.
Friday, Dec. 8Create safe options to walk, bike
Opinion piece in the Hendersonville Times-News.
Read the opinion.
Tuesday, Nov. 7County gets money to study Oklawaha Greenway expansion
From the Hendersonville Times-News
Read the article.
Thursday, Sep. 14Mountain Community School Wins Bikes, Plans Monthly Rides
From the Hendersonville Times-News; mentions the Oklawaha Greenway.
Read the article
Monday, Sep. 4Regional planners OK three greenway studies
From the Hendersonville Lightning
Read the article
• AUGUST 2017
Thursday, Aug. 24Nature Nuts on the Greenway, Wednesdays during Sept. and Oct.
Nature Nuts is a new program for families with young children, sponsored by Hands On! and Hendersonville Pediatrics.
Read the article from the Hendersonville Times-News.
Friday, Aug. 4Survey for NC 280 Multi-Use Path
Community leaders are investigating the feasibility of a proposed 15-mile paved path between Mills River and Brevard, from Westfeldt Park, near the Asheville Airport, to Pisgah Forest at the junction of NC 280 and US 64. The proposed paved path would be parallel to and separated from the NC 280 roadway.
Answer nine survey questions online here.
Read more information from the Hendersonville Times-News.
Also, information here from WLOS and more from the Times-News.
• JULY 2017
Monday, Jul. 31Ask13 Answers a Question about the Oklawaha Greenway
From WLOS channel 13, Asheville.
Watch the segment
Monday, Jul. 17Article from Hendersonville Lightning
"Support for greenway expansion gains momentum in cities, county."
Read the Article. Also see two related articles below.
Monday, Jul. 17Hendersonville Lightning Related Article
"Sanders is there when bicycling is on agenda"
Read the article 
Monday, Jul. 17Hendersonville Lightning Related Article
"Key dates in Henderson County's greenway efforts"
Read the article 
Friday, Jul. 14WLOS TV features "Born Learning" Trail
New 'Born Learning' trail in Hendersonville prepares kids for kindergarten
Read the article (WLOS website)
Tuesday, Jul. 11Hendersonville Times-News article
Brown to take over Parks and Recreation Department
Read the story (pdf)
Sunday, Jul. 9Hendersonville Times-News opinion
Kudos to county for Master Plans
Read the opinion (pdf)
• MAY 2017
Sunday, May. 7"Strive Not to Drive" article from Hendersonville Times-News
Step out of your car comfort zone - by Katie Breckheimer.
Read the article (PDF)
• APRIL 2017
Thursday, Apr. 13Article from Hendersonville Times-News
Bluebirds on the Oklawaha Greenway
Read the Story.
Tuesday, Apr. 11Article from Hendersonville Times-News
'Walks and Talks' along the Greenway begin on April 22
Read the story.
Sunday, Apr. 9Letter to the Editor - Relay on the Greenway
From the Hendersonville Times-News
Read the letter.
Saturday, Apr. 1Letter to the Editor - A County Treasure
From Hendersonville Times-News
Read the letter.
• MARCH 2017
Tuesday, Mar. 28Emergency Phones Installed Along Oklawaha Greenway
From the Hendersonville Times-News
Read as a PDF
Thursday, Mar. 16Master Plan for Greenway story - Hendersonville Times-News
Report from the Henderson Co. Board of Commissioners meeting on March 15, 2017.
Read the article as a PDF
Thursday, Mar. 9Letter to the Editor in support of Greenway
From Hendersonville Times-News
Read the letter.
Monday, Mar. 6Bluebird Nest Boxes
More than a dozen new nest boxes have been installed on the Greenway, thanks to Joe Sanders and the Young Naturalists. The boxes in Jackson Park will be monitored by the County 4H Club.
5 from N Main St to the bridge over Britton Creek; 4 on the Kimberly-Clark section; 4 in Jackson Park.
Wednesday, Feb. 22New Website Promotes Trail
From Hendersonville Times-News
Read the article (PDF, 1.3MB)
• JANUARY 2017
Tuesday, Jan. 31Story featuring Oklawaha Greenway Photo
'Roller coaster' weather not uncommon for January
See the photo in
Friday, Nov. 25Oklawaha Greenway story in the Hendersonville Times-News
The Oklawaha Greenway and the Hendersonville Fun Friends meet-up group were mentioned as well as the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy.
Read it in

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