Members of the Triad Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society came out on March 25 to get the Bird, Bee, Butterfly Garden at Woven Works Park ready for spring by pulling weeds. They have another work day set for Saturday, April 15. Special thanks to these volunteers: John Bartlett, Laurette Guay, Diane Laslie, Elizabeth Link, Deborah Staves, Lynda Waldrop, and Judy West.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Dabney Sanders at email@example.com.
Mark your calendar for the Wheels on the Greenway:
An event for all ages and all types of wheels*
Sunday, May 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm
at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway
*Use you imagination! Bikes, trikes, skateboards, wheelchairs, wagons, roller blades....
.....Whatever wheels you use, don't miss this afternoon of fun and entertainment for the whole family with music, food, bicycle safety programs, 'bling your bike' stations and other 'wheel' related activities for all ages. Bring your 'wheels' out of storage from the winter months and get ready to put your Wheels on the Greenway!
Look for more information in the coming months!
The City of Greensboro is having an informational workshop on Thursday, December 15 from 4-6:30 pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 2210 North Elm Street. The City will provide information and seek community input on the proposed bike lanes and road layout on North Elm Street from Bellemeade Street to Cone Blvd. GDOT is proposing adding bike lanes along this section of North Elm Street. For more information contact Daniel Amstutz at 336.373.2921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/gdot for the on-line survey. Deadline for comments is Friday, January 13, 2017.
A volunteer workday is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 from 1:30-4:00 pm at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Lindsay Street.
Bring work gloves and a shovel-- we'll be planting flowers in the Bird, Bee, and Butterfly Garden on the site.
Snacks and water provided. Questions? Call Dabney Sanders at 336.387.8353 or email email@example.com.
The 7th Annual 4 for the Greenway was a HUGE success!
We raised over $11,000 for the Downtown Greenway thanks to all the runner and walkers and to our GREAT sponsors for their support in the run!
The RESULTS are in! The top winners are:
Top 3 males-Andris Goncarous (1st place winner in 2015 and 2016!), Kenwick Brown, & Patrick Westervelt
Top 3 females-Clare Cunningham, Hollis Oberlies (2nd place winner in 2014, 2015, & 2016!), & Heather Colleran
Congratulations to all the runners and walkers!
Click here to see all the results.
Check out all the PHOTOS from the run and opening of Woven Works Park.
7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway Registration is Open!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 24, 2016 for the 7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway! #Run4Greenway
ANNOUNCING: CHANGE IN LOCATION AND RACE ROUTE FOR 2016!
The race route has changed due to the opening of the Innovation Cornerstone later this summer. The event will be held at the Innovation Cornerstone/Cumberland Park at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd. Start and finish will be at the Innovation Cornerstone. A ribbon cutting for the newly completed Innovation Cornerstone will be held from 3-4 pm.
4 Mile Run: (Click here for the 4 mile route)
On-line through September 11 (by 11:59 pm): $25.00
On-line through September 12-22 (by 9:00 pm): $30.00
Registration at Packet Pick-up on September 24 and Day of Race: $35.00
4 mile Family 4 Pack: $80.00 for 4 mile
One Mile Walk/Run: (Click here for 1 mile route)
On-line through September 22 (by 9:00 pm): $15.00 (non-timed)
1 Mile Dog Registration: $20.00
1 mile Family 4 Pack: $50.00 for 1 mile
Children 6 & under: Free (There is no fee for children 6 & under; however, we ask that you register and sign a waiver. No free t-shirt or beverage.)
T-shirts are limited. Register early to be guaranteed a race t-shirt. All participants will receive a free beverage at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under).
3:00PM-4:00PM – Innovation Cornerstone Ribbon Cutting (remarks at 3:15PM)
3:30PM-4:45PM – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Cumberland Park
5:15 PM – 1 Mile Walk begins
5:45 PM – 4 Mile event begins
6:30-7:00 PM – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time)
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM- Music, Entertainment, Food at Cumberland Park
For more information about the race course, packet pick-up, awards, or to register, go to the Jones Racing Company www.jonesracing.com .
Not a runner and would like to volunteer? Email Laura Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
Mark your calendar for August 22-25, 2016 for the 2016 Downtown Greensboro Restaurant Week benefiting the Downtown Greenway! All restaurants and bars located in and around the Downtown Greenway have been invited to participate.
By participating in Restaurant Week, 18% of proceeds from special offerings from each restaurant will go to the Downtown Greenway and you will be supporting the vibrant downtown restaurant community.
The restaurants that are on board so far are:
Crafted The Art of the Taco
Crafted The Art of Street Food
Joymongers Brewing Co.
Manny's Universal Cafe
M'Coul's Public House
The Pour House
The Table on Elm
Tikihut Italian Ice Truck
*Natty Greene’s is participating in Restaurant Week during their ‘Good Work Wednesdays’ program on Wednesday, August 17th and will give a percentage of sales that day to the Downtown Greenway.
Are you a downtown restaurant or bar and did not receive a packet and want to participate? Complete the participation form and email Nick Wilson at email@example.com with any questions.
A huge SHOUTOUT to Lincoln Financial Group employees who came out last week to spread mulch on the edible orchard at the Tradition Cornerstone on the Downtown Greenway. The Tradition Cornerstone is located at Smith and Prescott Streets. Do you have a group who would be interested in helping on the Downtown Greenway? Email Laura Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special thanks to the 50+ volunteers who came out on February 26 and 27 to lay newsprint and spread mulch on the area around the stream bank at the Innovation Cornerstone site at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd. The sheet mulching will prepare the site for plantings later this fall once the cornerstone is complete. Click here to see photos from the workdays.
Thanks to these groups who helped:
T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society
Piedmont Bird Club
Guilford Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society
Students & faculty from NCA&T and UNCG
News & Record for their donation of newsprint
City of Greensboro for the donation of mulch and water access
Greensboro Permaculture Guild for their consultation on the sheet mulching project
Click here to find out more about the Innovation Cornerstone project. Construction on the site will begin the end of March with completion of site and art by the end of May.
Interested in helping at the next workday? We have one scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 9-12 noon. Click here for more details.
Plans for the recommended crossings along the railroad along Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway and the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway were presented at two public meetings at Action Greensboro on February 25. Click here to review the recommended design plans. To view the renderings of the enhancement areas along the Downtown Greenway, click here. A final functional design is expected in early summer 2016, a final engineered design in summer 2017, and construction expected following that.
For more information about the project, Click here to read the project newsletter.
Read article in News & Record on 2.26.16 about the plans.