Fourth of July Trash Pick-Up

A reminder that the trash collection schedule will shift due to the Fourth of July holiday. Per the City of Asheville:

Sanitation operations (trash, recycling, brush) are canceled Monday 7/04. Trash, recycling, and brush will run Tues-Fri, and all customers will be serviced one day later than normal except for Central Business District. CBD customers will stay on Wednesday morning schedule.

Community Conversations

Community Conversations

DATE CHANGED!!

You are invited to a conversation with your neighbors!

The Haw Creek Community Association will host a get-to-know-you evening for all residents on Monday 27 June.

This will be the first in a series of one-on-one conversations with fellow Haw Creek residents.

More details will come as the date gets closer, meanwhile save the date!

– Susan Michael and Rick Fornoff

Haw Creek Commons, Monday June 27th, at 7:00. 

 

Community Yard Sale

The community yard sale on Saturday 4 June was an enormous success. Many many thanks to all the fabulous community members that made the event possible! What a wonderful day! We look forward to doing it again in the autumn!

– Leslie Morris

Evergreen School Plant Sale

The Evergreen Charter School, located at 50 Bell Rd. right here in Haw Creek, is hosting a spring plant sale as part of its Earth Week celebrations.

The sale will be held on Monday the 25th and Tuesday the 26th of April from 8am to 4pm.

 

In addition, the Asheville Botanical Gardens is hosting their annual plant sale Friday 29 April from 11:30am – 6pm and Saturday 30 April from 9am – 3pm.

Plant Sales

BearWise: Tips for All of Us

Given the uptick in human-bear interaction in our community, neighbor Sarah Oram has these top tips from BearWise to to keep everyone safe!

BearWise Haw Creek participants agree to:

  • Not put out their garbage until collection day morning, and to secure it (in a garage, shed, or locked area) throughout the week
  • Not feel bears directly
  • Secure or remove unintended bear food sources around the house (birdseed, dirty grills, pet food, garbage, etc)
  • Contact State Assistant Biologist, Ashley Hobbs (Ashley.Hobbs@ncwildlife.org) to report escalated bear behavior and to secure/remove any bear attractants for at least two weeks after the reported incident
  • Notify NC Wildlife’s Justin McVey on 828 273 7980 about any bear encounters that feel unusually aggressive to humans or pets
  • Educate Haw Creek neighbors and friends about BearWise recommendations for the safety of both humans and bears

Sarah would like to organize neighborhoods in Haw Creek for BearWise certification. If you are interested in learning more, please contact her on 828 298 4893 or oramsarah@gmail.com.

 

Feature image from Pixabay

September 2021 in Haw Creek!

Don’t forget about these events and opportunities to participate!

DEVELOPMENT SURVEY

The Mt. Xpress is conducting a survey of residents to assess their knowledge of the development process in the City of Asheville and Buncombe County. Did you know, for instance, that in Asheville the approval process for the vast majority of developments – Level I, Level II, and Major Subdivisions – do not include participation by residents or neighborhood associations?

Take the survey today! and help CAN (Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods) and Mt Xpress strengthen public participation in development processes!
In addition to the survey, three online conversations about the project are scheduled via Zoom for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 (avl.mx/ae1); 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 (avl.mx/adz); and 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 (avl.mx/ady). Advance registration is requested, but drop-in attendance is also welcomed.

 

FIREWISE

a Zoom workshop

with NC State Wildfire Mitigation Forester Wesley Sketo
  • Creating fire defensible space
  • Better home materials building selection
  • Fire resistant landscaping
  • and more!

Tuesday, 9/21/21 at 6 p.m.

To register, or for more info, please email Sarah Oram at oramsarah@gmail.com by 9/16 (with your name and zip code).

 

BEARWISE

a Zoom workshop

with NC Asst. State Black Bear Biologist Ashley Hobbs
  • New BearWise initiative to prevent and handle human/wildlife conflicts
  • BearWise community certification
  • Bear encounter must dos & more

Tuesday, 9/28/21 at 6 p.m.

To register, or for more info, please email Sarah Oram at oramsarah@gmail.com by 9/16 (with your name and zip code).

 

AUTUMN PLANT SALE

The Haw Creek Elementary School PTA will be selling mums, gords, and pumpkins from 8am – 3pm on Saturday 25 September at 948 Tunnel Rd. Proceeds benefit Haw Creek Elementary.

 

 

EAST ASHEVILLE TAILGATE MARKET

Get yourself to the Groce Methodist Church every Friday through November for delicious, fresh produce, honey, crafts, and more.

3pm – 6pm, Fridays.

https://www.eastashevillemarket.com/

 

 

 

Bearwise and Firewise Workshops

Democratic Voting Precinct, 23.2 presents:

FIREWISE and BEARWISE

in Western North Carolina

Tuesday, September 21st and Tuesday, September 28th, both at 6 p.m. via Zoom

 

To register, or for more info, please email Sarah Oram at oramsarah@gmail.com by 9/16 (with your name and zip code).

FIREWISE

with NC State Wildfire Mitigation Forester Wesley Sketo

  • Creating fire defensible space
  • Better home materials building selection
  • Fire resistant landscaping
  • and more

Tuesday, 9/21/21 at 6 p.m.

 

BEARWISE

with NC Asst. State Black Bear Biologist Ashley Hobbs

  • New BearWise initiative to prevent and handle human/wildlife conflicts
  • BearWise community certification
  • Bear encounter must dos & more

Tuesday, 9/28/21 at 6 p.m.

Living on steep slopes or in the Urban Wildland Interface, these topics are critical to living safely in our homes and neighborhoods.

Invite your friends and RSVP by Thursday, September 16th to oramsarah@gmail.com.

(You can participate while eating dinner or in your PJs with your cameras off!)

The Experience of Trees

Ally Fouts, McCullough Fellow at UNC Asheville, is conducting research about how the tree canopy affects the well-being of Asheville residents.

As a part of this research, Ally is distributing a virtual survey to gain an understanding of how Asheville residents perceive and value trees. The survey will be brief (approximately 10 minutes to complete), anonymous, and limited to Asheville residents who are at least 18 years old.

You can find the survey at: https://uncasocsci.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9A1nbKylVEYgTxI 

Ally also hopes to conduct interviews (30 – 45 minutes) with a few residents from each neighborhood in pursuit of a more enriching discussion about these topics. Questions will be related to the amount of trees in the neighborhood, perception of trees, personal impact of trees, and what tree-related actions should be taken in the neighborhood. Insight shared with the interview will be anonymized in any published reports, unless the participant requests otherwise.

Interested parties can fill in this confidential form: https://uncasocsci.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6WFpt7ETEMlKR7w

 

 

City of Asheville Greenway and Sidewalk Survey

Lucy Crown, the City of Asheville’s greenway coordinator, has asked the Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods (CAN) to help promote a survey, gathering public input into updating the City’s Greenway Plan, ADA Transition Plan, and Pedestrian Plan.

 This combined planning process, known as the Close the GAP, will identify a network of the pedestrian, greenway, and accessibility networks for our community as well as programs and policies to support it.

The Close the GAP survey addresses sidewalks and greenways in Asheville. It also has questions related to a new initiative for natural surface trails (aka dirt trails) in Asheville, called “Asheville Unpaved

To take the survey, please click on this link: ashevillenc.gov/closethegap.

The survey will be live until Dec. 31.

Please take this survey if you’re interested in more and better sidewalks and greenways within Asheville city limits. The City recommends watching an overview presentation found on the Close the Gap webpage, before taking the survey.

The link to that presentation is https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/660321958f834674928a07ff4dda823b

CAN encourages public input into all City of Asheville’s initiatives that could help build better neighborhoods.

TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY. TAKE THE SURVEY.

Respectfully

Patrick Gilbert

Vice President, Government Relations

Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods