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Friends of Ecusta Trail sets information meetings

The Friends of the Ecusta Trail (FOET), a non-profit organization formed to explore the possibility of converting the old rail line from Hendersonville to Brevard, will hold a series of community meetings along the line to offer local residents an opportunity to learn more and ask questions.

These meetings come as a follow up to the presentation given by the consulting group Alta/Greenways at West Henderson High School on March 28. Alta was hired by the city of Hendersonville to do an Economic Impact and Planning Study last year. This meeting was attended by more than300 people, but because of the crowd and length of the presentation, could not offer an opportunity for questions.


An additional series of community presentations is planned for several locations during April and May. In an effort to accommodate as many schedules as possible, these are all "drop in" type events. Several stations will be set up to allow closer access to maps and knowledgeable folks who have information to share. Any formal presentations will be short and repeated many times over the course of each event:

Please drop by one of these events for conversations with Friends of the Ecusta Trail and a close look at the Planning and Economic Impact Studies.  These drop-in sessions will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, make suggestions, and learn how you can help.  More detailed maps for potential trail heads and road crossings will also be available.

• Thursday, April 26,  5:15 - 7:45pm

Henderson County Public Library


• Tuesday, May 1,  4:00 - 6:00pm

Homestead Small Business Center

Horse Shoe

• Thursday, May 3,  4:00 - 8:00pm

Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library,


• Thursday, May 10,  5:00 - 7:30pm

First Congregational Church

Laurel Park

• Saturday,  May 19,  9:30am - 12:30pm

Etowah Public Library


• The Friends of the Ecusta Trail will also have a table at:

REI Cycle Fest

Saturday, May 12, 11:00am – 3:00pm