Friends of Brevard Area Trails
The Friends of Brevard Area Trails is a program of Conserving Carolina in partnership with the City of Brevard and Transylvania County. The goal of the program is to promote the use of trails, greenways, and blueways (recreational water routes) by residents and visitors alike. It will work to create opportunities for public health and well-being and to promote the trail system as a place for enjoyment, exercise, transportation, wellness community, and peace.
You can learn more and sign up with the Friends at the Conserving Carolina website or by emailing Torry Nergart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take care of the existing pedestrian greenways. This may involve litter cleanup, brush removal, native plants installation and maintenance, wayside exhibits, and special events.
Support for Bracken Preserve
We maintain the trail system in the Bracken Mountain Preserve utilizing skilled volunteers from all trail user groups, such as hikers and mountain bikers. We advocate for and build new trails within the preserve. We promote the use of the Bracken Mountain Preserve as a destination with access to Brevard businesses and local resources.
We advocate for the expansion of the greenway system to form a loop around the City of Brevard and the surrounding area. We aim to connect greenways to neighborhoods, city and county parks (especially parks with access to the French Broad River), and the network of pedestrian trails in Transylvania County and beyond. We cooperate with the Transylvania French Broad River Stewards to promote river access parks and blueways. We support economic development by demonstrating the high quality of life that greenways, blueways, and trails support.