Community discussion rescheduled: Protect French Broad River water and riverbanks in conjunction with RADTIP

NOTE: This event has been moved to June 13 because of flooding that occurred on the original date of May 30.



Interested in the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) and greenway? Come be part of a conversation about riverside ecology and natural habitat from 5 to 7 p.m. June 30 at the Wedge at Foundation (Cloud Room), 5 Foundry St.


City staff will discuss a draft of the French Broad River Tree and Riparian Enhancement Plan, designed to support the natural environment along the east bank of the French Broad River in Asheville’s River Arts District.


In April, City staff held an open house to get community feedback on the plan. Now staff are checking in again by holding a community conversation on the draft plan.


The City is working on this plan with Equinox Environmental, RiverLink and Asheville GreenWorks as part of a Duke Energy Water Resources Fund Grant. The plan will be completed in this summer.


What is a riparian area? It includes the area around and just beyond a riverbank. Riparian zones are important in ecology and environmental management because of their role in soil conservation and habitat biodiversity.


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