The Black Mountain Greenways and Trails Committee (BMGTC) announces the award of the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) grant. BMGTC grant partners include the Town of Black Mountain, the Swannanoa Valley Chamber of Commerce and Connect Buncombe. The BMGTC and partner organizations will have two years to work with the NPS to further goals of trail connections and greenspace preservation.
In addition, the grant will work with BMGTC to teach trail easement acquisition and how to build a sustainable organization. Building trails in built-out environments can be challenging and gaining easements is an important part of the equation.
Formed in March of 2021, the BMGTC’s mission is “to promote greenways and trails in Black Mountain and the surrounding area.” The vision of BMGTC is “generous open space and greenspace to support safe walking, biking, hiking and outdoor activities for a thriving community of citizens and visitors.” To learn more about us, please visit our website: gooutsideblackmountain.com.
For more information and to get involved in this exciting process, please contact BMGTC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To read about the nine new communities and partners across the South Atlantic-Gulf Region that were awarded this grant, see the official NPS press release.