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Welcome to the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway Website!

We’re glad you’re here and we appreciate your interest in your park. We are currently working closely with the City of Asheville and residents to accomplish our mission.

The FOHCG Inc. works with the community to manage the Hominy Creek Greenway (HCG) in order to maintain its wild nature, preserve its rich history, and to connect the HCG to the French Broad River, future greenways, and downtown Asheville. – FOHCG, Inc. Mission

We invite you to bring your enthusiasm and skill-sets!  Please join our effort: BECOME A MEMBER (CLICK HERE), participate in volunteer workdays and/or attend our monthly Board of Trustees meetings.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GOATS ON THE GREENWAY

Over the next few weeks visitors to the Hominy Creek Greenway will see goats along the walking path.  The goats are part of a partnership between the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, FOHCG, and the City of Asheville to remove invasive plant material from the park. Asheville Greenworks and RiverLink are also partners to maintain the 14-acre park.  This is the first phase of goat herbivory, with a second phase happening later in the year.

Through a grant from Buncombe County, the FOHCG hired KD Ecological Services, to supply and manage the goats on the property, and ensure care and safety of the goats and visitors to the park.  Goats will be monitored on a daily basis and will be on the property for approximately four to six weeks beginning this week through June.  Goats are contained within electric wire fencing, along with an additional plastic fence along areas directly adjacent to the trail.  Please be aware of the fencing when using the park with children and dogs.  We ask that you do not feed or pet the goats.

Non-native plants are a growing threat in the Carolinas. They displace native plants and animals, decrease property values and hinder access to land resources.  Using goats in particular is a very effective way to control non-native invasive plants by ecologically friendly technique. No machinery needs to be used, and little to no herbicide is needed to control large monocultures of non-natives.

Any questions? Please contact board president Jack Igelman at jack@igelman.com


FOHCG Board of Trustees Information:

Next Meeting: August 12 Board of Trustees meeting (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.) at Asheville GreenWorks, 318 Riverside Drive.

Agendas & Minutes: If you are interested in reviewing the FOHCG Board of Trustees meeting agendas and minutes please click HERE.

Hominy Creek Greenway Master Plan: To review the Hominy Creek Greenway Master Plan created by the City of Asheville, the FOHCG, and by the community, please click this following link: Hominy Creek Greenway Master Plan 

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  1. Wondering if the beach area is meant for swimmers? Is the creek clean enough for swimming?

    • The beach area is a great place for swimming, however, there is not a regular testing program to measure water quality. So, you should swim at your own risk. The Hominy Creek watershed drains 80 square miles of the county which includes drainage from industry and agriculture.