We want to say a big THANK YOU to the 37 Olivette residents who responded to the call for volunteering to plant 1,500 riparian live stakes (five species: black willow, silky willow, silky dogwood, elderberry and nine bark), in addition to a dozen residents simultaneously transplanting 70 river cane along the bank. The serious erosion along the Rose Bay River Bank hopefully will be halted. Many thanks to developer Scott Austin for supporting the project and purchasing the 1,500 plants, to Marshall Ayers and Ginny Hunneke for conceiving the planting initiative, and to Olivette Farmer Daniel Pettus for rigging up a watering system to care for the plantings. We also want to thank the Event Committee members and Jill Lancelot for providing food, hot beverages, and a fire to keep folks warm. The overwhelming response from this event was positive, and we look forward to more of these worthwhile events.
Special Recognition in the Riverlink Newsletter:
Olivette Invests in Restoration | We want to express our gratitude to the Olivette Community for their passion and dedication to the French Broad River. This past weekend, community members installed 70 river cane plants and on Saturday, two RiverLink staff members joined the 30+ community members at Olivette to install 1,500 live stakes. Their hard work will help ensure the banks of the French Broad and Lees Creek are held in place with native plants, helping prevent sediment from entering the river while creating wildlife habitat.
We appreciate your interest in our community and want to ensure that you get our full attention when you visit Olivette. Due to high tour volume, Olivette Realty is currently offering tours by appointment only.