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Virtual Green Drinks—Nature For All: Planning for Inclusive Greenways, Trails, and Parks

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Conserving Carolina’s Assistant Director for Programs Rebekah Robinson for the third installment of Good Growth Makes Good Sense. Robinson will speak on the benefits of creating accessible public parks and greenways. This special edition Green Drinks is the third of a four part series entitled Good Growth Makes Good Sense, designed to focus on Henderson County’s current planning process and the importance of public participation in the 2045 Comprehensive Plan. The special series will run monthly through May. You can watch previous installments of the series at either Conserving Carolina’s or MountainTrue’s Youtube pages.

What: The third of a four part series entitled Good Growth Makes Good Sense

Presentation Three: Nature for All: Planning for Inclusive Greenways, Trails, and Parks

Who: Rebekah Robinson, Assistant Director for Programs at Conserving Carolina  

Where: Zoom webinar. Visit the website calendars of Conserving Carolina (www.conservingcarolina.org) or MountainTrue (www.mountaintrue.org) to RSVP to the event

When: Thursday, April 14 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Parks, greenways, and outdoor recreation are important to Henderson County residents. Current data gathered during the Comprehensive Planning process shows that parks, recreation, and greenways are one of the top ten priorities in Henderson County. In response to this information, recreation has been named a potential goal in the Comprehensive Plan: improving access to parks, greenways, and other recreational facilities in different areas of the county.

In this presentation, Robinson explores the need to balance the negative impacts of the climate crisis and increasing development pressure with the benefits of accessible parks, trails, and greenways for our health, environment, and economic well-being. 

Rebekah Robinson has been with Conserving Carolina since 2010 when she joined as an AmeriCorps member with Project Conserve. She has been the Assistant Director for Programs there since 2015. Rebekah received her JD from Tulane Law School with a certificate in Environmental Law. As Assistant Director for Programs, she conducts land protection projects with a focus on public recreational assets, manages program-related grants and donations, and leads the organization’s public policy initiatives. 

Mark your calendars for the last segment of Good Growth Makes Good Sense. On May 12th, MountainTrue’s Central Regional Director Gray Jernigan and French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson will present State of the River: How Land Use Planning Can Make or Break Water Quality. 

Register here

About Hendersonville Green Drinks

Hendersonville Green Drinks is a collaboration between Conserving Carolina and MountainTrue. People attend Green Drinks to learn more about current environmental issues, have relevant discussions, and meet like-minded people. Everyone is welcome.


April 14
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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