A new road is being cut into the forest next to Richmond Hill Park. The land is owner by developer Chris Peterson but I don’t know what the plans are in any way. This area contains large trees, mature forest, streams and wetlands. Contact your representative to find out what’s happening. If you find out what’s happening out there, let me know!
2nd Saturdays: Richmond Hill Park invasive plant removal work days for 2015
Join us and help restore native plant communities by controlling non-native invasive plants at Richmond Hill Park. This is the City of Asheville’s only forested park and is home to many special native plant and animal species!
We’ll provide all gloves, equipment and instruction needed. Please bring snacks, water, rain jacket and wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes (no open shoes or sandals allowed for safety).
March Outing at Richmond Hill Park
Who: Volunteer work day with MountainTrue
What: Non-Native Invasive Plant Control
Where: Richmond Hill Park, Asheville, NC
When: Saturday, March 14th , from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Backup Rain Date:
Sunday, March 15
Why: To restore native plant communities by controlling non-native invasive plants
along a major drainage area that includes special wild plants and a mountain bike trail
within Richmond Hill Park
How: By joining us for a fun day!
If interested, please RSVP to
Rachel Stevens by emailing (email@example.com) or by calling the MountainTrue office at (828) 258-8737.
We’ll give instruction on how to identify and control non-native invasive plants of concern in the
Park, then we’ll go after these plants! MountainTrue will provide all gloves and equipment
needed for the event. Volunteers are asked to bring snacks, water, rain jacket and appropriate
layers for March weather. Long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and old shoes or hiking boots (no
open shoes or sandals) are required, even if it’s a warm day. If interested, please RSVP to
Rachel Stevens by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling the MountainTrue office at
More information about Richmond Hill Park can be found at http://www.richmondhillpark.wordpress.com or contact
James Wood at Richmondhillforest.gmail.com
The workday on Dec. 13th is canceled due to temperatures below what is recommended for applying herbicide and low expected turnout. Happy Holidays to all.
Dates and Times for the next workday in the Park. Come out and help your favorite forest in Asheville!!!
11/8/2014 (Sat. 9:00AM – 1:00PM) Invasive Species Event-Tools and gloves provided but bring water and snacks
12/13/2014 (Sat. 9:00AM – 1:00PM) Invasive Species Event-Tools and gloves provided but bring water and snacks
Sign up here today http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da4af23a5fa7-richmond
[Rosebay Rhodendron (Rhododendron maximum) a native flowering shrub blooms along the trails in the park (above left). Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) is a frequent native wildflower that has benefited from the removal of invasive-exotic plants that crowded it out (above right)]