Grassy Creek Restoration and Mitchell County Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail - Phase 2

Blue Ridge Resource Conservation and Development, Spruce Pine, NC

The Grassy Creek Restoration and OVT- Phase II project will improve an impacted subwatershed of the North Toe watershed by stabilizing and restoring a 1,000 foot section of Grassy Creek. The project will also continue development of the OVT.

Counties Impacted:

  • Mitchell
  • Avery
  • McDowell
  • Yancey

​The Grassy Creek Restoration and OVT project will provide additional recreation opportunities to local residents and visitors alike. The restoration aspect will also provide an excellent outreach example of how natural resource improvement (water quality, habitat, etc.) can lead to additional job opportunities and tourism dollars for the county. A win-win for everyone.

- Lauren Street, Toe-Cane Watershed Coordinator

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