Commitment to Green
The greenway is designed to include a riparian buffer to protect Hooper's Creek, and the walkway will provide a place for employees to exercise as they enjoy the creek. As a result of this gift, Mayor William B. Moore nominated, and Blue Ridge Metals received, 'The Friends of the River' award in 2002. This award is given to individuals and organizations that have contributed to the preservation and enhancement of the French Broad River and its tributaries. To complement this commitment, BRM has donated an additional 10 acres along Cane Creek.