Townsend River Walk and Arboretum Maintenance 20210514Tuckaleechee Garden Club Members
Janie Bitner, Wanda Taylor, Sandy Andrews, Jolene Martin


On this beautiful Friday members of The Tuckaleechee Garden Club (TGC) did a great job of freshening up of the TRWA (Townsend River Walk & Arboretum).   I was unable to attend but Allison Pearson led a great team that included: Janie Bitner, Wanda Taylor, Theresa Schehr, Jolene Martin, Sandy Andrews and Rodney Pearson.  Thank you all for doing a great job.

So you may wonder what freshening the TRWA involves (which is done monthly by TGC volunteers).  Here is the short list:

  1. Cleaned up the trail to the white pine past the memorial stone, including weeding and re-setting the metal arbor.
  2. Weeded the roadside garden.
  3. Weeded around the beautyberries near the roadside garden.
  4. Collected trash.
  5. Wiped down Arboretum signs.
  6. Mowed edges of the entire trail.
  7. Weeded the Iris bed.
  8. Edged sidewalks.
  9. Mowed areas around both entrances and along sidewalk beside hwy321.
  10. String trimmed several areas including above the tunnel.
  11. Removed several active ant beds.

The next time you see a TGC member thank them for volunteering and financing the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum, Townsend's premier green space!

If you would like to support the TGC in their effort to maintain and make upgrades to the TRWA please make a donation.  DONATE HERE!