Richmond Hill Woods City Park

This blog is dedicated to preserving Asheville, NC's largest wooded green space, Richmond Hill Park, from becoming an athletic field complex and National Guard armory. If you want to Save this wooded park WRITE, CALL or email all City Council and Parks and Recreation TODAY. TEll them you oppose the ball fields in this unique, hilly and amazing wooded park. There are better places for ball fields than in the exceptional city park.

Friday, August 25, 2006


more erosion from construction Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 24, 2006


This is the creek that feeds the wetland with both the regionally rare marble salamander, and the newly found in North Carolina, eastern fairy shrimp (Eubranchipus holmani) this is the only place that it is known in NC, note no silt net on the bank Posted by Picasa


Arrowhead is a wetland only plant. Note the massive amounts of sediment that washed in from the construction hundreds of yards up uphill. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


More preventable runoff Posted by Picasa


The view of the park from the end of Richmond Hill Drive. 7 acres of bare dirt Posted by Picasa


The forest floor has been choked by runoff from the construction area. Further downhill in this drainage is a small wetland that has been choked with silt. Posted by Picasa


Smith Creek flowing a dirty brown because of the failure of the silt nets in the construction area Posted by Picasa


A wetland in the park silted in because of the failure of the silt nets in the construction area hundreds of yards uphill Posted by Picasa


More sediment laden runoff to choke the streams and kill wildlife Posted by Picasa


More failing silt nets Posted by Picasa


Smith Creek and the French Braod are the same color Posted by Picasa


More failing silt nets Posted by Picasa


The runoff Posted by Picasa


Failing silt net Posted by Picasa


Day light under silt fence Posted by Picasa