Good News for the Ecusta Trail!

The Ecusta Trail is a proposed multi-use hike and bike 18-mile greenway along the railway corridor between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. The Friends of the Ecusta Trail have just been informed that the IRS has approved their status as a Non-profit 501(c)3 organization!  This confirms that donations that have been made, or are made now, are tax deductible for the donor. Donations are being used to develop informational materials that help get the group's message out. The City of Hendersonville is conducting a trail planning and economic impact study and expects results in the Fall of 2011 (See earlier news item and an April '11 article in Blue Ridge Now). They have also obtained names and contact info for all property owners along the line, and are ready to start making personal contact with each to talk about the trail and hear questions, objections and feedback. To donate and learn more on plans and news for this project please see the Friends of the Ecusta Trail web site.