Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC), a neighborhood nonprofit group devoted to conserving land and pure assets in northwest North Carolina, has obtained a grant from Bank of America.
The grant will assist fund the Center Fork Greenway, BRC’s premier recreation undertaking connecting the cities of Blowing Rock to Boone with a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly path. The Center Fork Greenway will in the end create expanded leisure alternatives whereas selling bodily exercise and enhancing the well being amongst residents and guests. It can additionally assist the native financial system by connecting customers with the various close by points of interest and native companies.
“The Middle Fork Greenway project is conserving the Middle Fork of the New River’s corridor with green space and protected wildlife habitat,” says Center Fork Greenway Director, Wendy Patoprsty. “People will have the opportunity to connect to nature and enjoy the scenic beauty of the High Country. We appreciate Bank of America’s generous award and continued support of the community.”
When full, the 6.5 mile Greenway will join the sidewalks of downtown Blowing Rock to the Boone Greenway. It can additionally hyperlink the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Mountains-to-Sea Path, Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway, Tweetsie Railroad, Thriller Hill, three pocket parks and different pure areas, and the Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s hospital.
The $25,000 grant obtained from Bank of America is allotted towards the development of a brand new part of greenway that may join Tweetsie Railroad north to Goldmine Department Park. Graphic courtesy of BRC
The Center Fork Greenway is a Blue Ridge Conservancy undertaking in partnership with Watauga County, the City of Blowing Rock, the City of Boone, and lots of group organizations and volunteers.
The $25,000 grant is a part of Bank of America’s philanthropic giving efforts in native communities. Awardees had been chosen for his or her dedication to addressing fundamental wants and workforce improvement for people and households, specifically throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“Every part of our company is engaged in addressing the demands on critical natural resources,” mentioned Bank of America State President of North Carolina Charles Bowman. “We’re grateful for Blue Ridge Conservancy’s efforts to conserve land, promote physical wellness, and support local businesses in one of the most beautiful areas of our state.”