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Upcoming Community Events

See below for upcoming community events happening in Henderson County! 

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Take the Survey:
'Above the Mud' Greenway Project

The City of Hendersonville and NCDOT are seeking your input on the 'Above the Mud' Greenway Feasibility Study. This greenway project is exploring a possible connection from the Ecusta Trail to the Oklawaha Greenway and 7th Avenue. Please take a few minutes to respond to the following questions by April 30, 2024. 

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Take the Survey:
Regional Transportation Project Priority

Please take the regional survey for future transportation projects and tell us about your priorities -- we want to know what is most important to you regarding our roads, greenways, sidewalks, and public transit! This process will help inform the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). North Carolina is currently in the process of prioritizing transportation projects (roads, sidewalks/greenways, public transit, & rail) and choosing which ones to commit available funding to.

 

Your opinion is vital to this process! 

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SC Public Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 17th at 5:30pm – 7:30pm (drop-in)
Inman Library, 50 Mill Street Inman, SC 29349

NC Public Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 19th at 5:30pm – 7:30pm (drop-in)
Polk County High School, 1681 NC-108 Columbus, NC 28722

Saluda Grade Trail Public Meeting

Saluda Grade Trail Feasibility Study

A feasibility study is currently underway to convert the historic Saluda Grade rail line into a 31-mile greenway trail extending from Inman, South Carolina, to Zirconia, North Carolina. The project will hold two public input sessions in October -- one on the 17th in Inman, SC, and one on the 19th in Columbus, NC --  that will help guide the vision and goals of the study. Please see below for time and location for each meeting and to RSVP. 

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Hellbender Regional Greenway Forum

When: Thursday, August 31st, 8am - 1pm
Where: Smokey Park Supper Club,

350 Riverside Dr #3141 Asheville, NC 28801

The Hellbender Regional Greenway Forum will be August 31st at the Smokey Park Supper Club! Come learn about regional greenway and trail efforts in our area that could improve connectivity with walking and biking access. 

The event will include a networking coffee hour at 8am, speakers starting at 9am, and a greenway walking tour from 12:30pm - 2pm

Speakers: Bret Baronak from the Carolina Thread Trail and Palmer McIntyre from the Great Trail State Coalition / Year of the Trail. 

The event is FREE! Click below to register. 

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Friends of the Oklawaha - Everything Greenway Day 

The Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway are hosting an educational event as a part of their March, month-long fundraising benefit for the organization. Speakers will include representatives from existing and future greenways.  Some featured greenways include; the Saluda Grade Trail, the Clear Creek Greenway, the Hellbender Trail, and Henderson County's Greenway Masterplan. There will also be a performance of the Oklawaha Song, performed by the Oklawaha Singers. 

When: Friday, March 17th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Oklawaha Brewing Company (147 First Ave. E. Hendersonville) 

A portion of all pint sales will go towards the funding of the new Birding Trail and Native Plant Garden. This event is open to ALL members of the public! 

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Read more about the Friends of the Oklawaha and the event in The Lightning Newspaper here. 

League of Women Voters - County Growth Panel

The League of Women Voters of Henderson County is hosting a panel discussion;  “We’re Growing — Now What?”. Speakers include Planners from Henderson County and municipalities. Speakers will present on their respective communities, regarding future growth within the County. This event is sponsored by LWVHC Home & Observer Team. 

When: Thursday, March 30th @ 5:00 PM 

Where: Main Library - Kaplan Auditorium (301 N Washington St. Hendersonville) 

This event is open to ALL members of the public and FREE to attend! 

Read more about LWV and the event in The Lightning Newspaper here. 
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