Because the river is used so frequently for swimming and recreation we want to identify and then eliminate sources of bacterial impairment. Samples will be collected from Buncombe and Henderson counties in an effort to hone in on any pollution hot spots.
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When: Wednesdays at noon (fall outings begin Oct. 9)
Where: Meet at Westfeldt Park (280 and Old Fanning Bridge Road, near the Asheville Regional airport)
Why: To monitor and cleanup sources of bacteria impairment in our local waterways.
Who: Anyone, no experience necessary. Training and materials will be provided the day of the sampling
If you’d like to participate, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Cynthia Camilleri at (828) 258-8737, ext. 207