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Updates and Events                    October 2018
Greenway Master Plan Proposes 70 Miles of Linked Trails
A draft of Henderson County’s new Greenway Master Plan has been posted on the County’s new Greenways Website at:  The plan, which features 70 miles of inter-connected greenways, will be submitted to the Board of Commissioners for their review. If approved, the plan will provide access to funds from the State Department of Transportation and private entities that support trail development. The construction of the proposed trails would be done in phases, subject to the availability of funds and the results of future feasibility and engineering studies. The plan anticipates that it would take 30 years to complete the proposed trails. 
Greenway Survey and Public Input Sessions
It will be important for greenway supporters to provide input through the new Greenways Survey that has been posted on the County’s new Greenways website at:  The county has also scheduled two public input sessions to explain the Greenway Master Plan and get public input. If possible, please plan to attend one of the following sessions:

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10:00 - Noon
County Meeting Room
100 N. King Street
Hendersonville, NC

Thursday, Oct. 25, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Kaplan Auditorium
Henderson County Library
301 Washington Street
Hendersonville, NC

Possible Extensions to Oklawaha Greenway
Henderson County has contracted Equinox, an award winning Asheville landscape design firm with extensive experience in designing trails and parks, to study the feasibility of extending the Oklawaha Greenway, north to Westfield Park near Sierra Nevada Brewing, and south to Blue Ridge Community College, the Park at Flat Rock and the Carl Sandburg Home. The results of these studies are expected early next year.
New Bridge to Greenway over Mud Creek
The new pedestrian bridge that crosses Mud Creek near North Main Street is almost complete.  The bridge is part of a trail that will link Oklawaha Drive to the Greenway, and then go along North Main to connect with downtown sidewalks.
Meet a Friend of the Greenway
Robyn Brooks is the newest member of the Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway. She moved from Connecticut to Etowah last summer. "I moved to WNC to be near my daughter, family, and 3 year old grandson who live in West Asheville." 

Robyn was an advocate for the Farmington River Trail and the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. She cycled the trail a couple of times a week, which was near her Farmington home. The trail today is almost 40 miles long and goes from Southington to Suffield, CT. 

When she moved to the area, she was excited to learn there was a Greenway in Hendersonville. Robyn has walked and cycled the Oklawaha many times over the last year. She is hopeful the trail system will be expanded. "I know first hand how a trail system can improve a community and the lifestyles of residents."  Robyn's background is in graphic design, advocacy, and teaching computer graphics at a CT community college. Robyn will be taking over the Friend's newsletter and using her skills to promote the greenway. We welcome her enthusiasm and dedication for the Greenway.
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