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THANK YOU to UNCA and to all the volunteers
that made this campaign a success!
UNCA may remove part of the highest quality
urban forest in Asheville to build a parking lot. Are you going
to let that happen?
Proposed area for parking lot just off
WT Weaver Boulevard, at the entrance to the Forest Service Research
Map not to scale.
In late spring 2004, the community discovered
that UNCA had proposed a plan to build a 300-car parking lot on
2.5 acres of mature pine forest on the corner of WT Weaver and Broadway
by fall 2004. Community members learned about the project after
a concerned citizen posted a notice on the trail entrance of this
park, known as the UNCA Urban Forest.
Friends of the UNCA Urban Forest formed to
represent the voices of community members who appreciate and love
this forest. We are a group of concerned citizensincluding
students, alumni, faculty, neighborhood residents, community organizations,
and local business ownerswho oppose the destruction of the
forest as a short-term solution to UNCAs ever increasing parking
problem. We advocate alternative transportation and sustainable
solutions to the challenges that accompany UNCAs growth. We
are committed to researching alternatives as a community service
to UNCA. Finally, we are committed to permanently protecting Ashevilles
most valued urban forest.
Please join our campaign. We need your support!
Let UNCA know they made
the right decision by writing a "Thank you"
letter to Steve Baxley & Chancellor Jim Mullen.