What is Asheville GreenWorks?
Asheville GreenWorks, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is a volunteer-based, environmental organization working to enhance the environment and quality of life for citizens in Asheville and Buncombe County through community based projects.
With more than 400 members and thousands of volunteers, we engage the community in grassroots projects such as tree plantings, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation and maintenance of green spaces, playground enhancement, neighborhood beautification and care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.
Through our work, Asheville has been designated as a Tree City USA for 34 years.
Where is Asheville GreenWorks this week?
Alternative Spring Break with GreenWorks
Thanks to a generous donation of 450 native trees from Buncombe Soil & Water and volunteers from Concord University, University of Virginia and Carolina Day School we planted them throughout the 14 acres of the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway "Trolly Tract" segment in West Asheville. "These trees will go a long way to help replace the invasive plants that have been removed over the last four years." -Eric Bradford
Volunteer Leader Jim Horn lead volunteers to clean up chokes, jams and strainers from the waterway. Chains, ropes, chainsaws, winch and lots of pulling hauled several large trees out of the creek allowing for a safer paddle way.
4th graders from Carolina Day School identified and tagged Invasive plant species for greenway goers to understand the damaging effects of these plants on this sensitive ecosystem.
Support your local greenways, get involved in their development and have a say how your neighborhood will flourish.
Canie Creek Greenway
City of Asheville Greenways
Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway