The French Broad Riverkeeper and MountainTrue are combating sediment erosion in our local waterways. Sediment is a major polluter in our river basin, clogging fish and aquatic habitats, increasing water temperatures, and transporting toxic substances. We are helping to reduce the amount of sediment that flows into our rivers by planting live-stakes along eroding riverbanks. These stakes will grow into trees that will stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them, and will reduce the overall amount of sediment getting into the river. We have lots of dates to choose from, so come out to one or more of our Paddle-n-Plant work days!
Times: Typically 10 – 4. You will get an email closer to the date with more details.
Locations: French Broad River, Cane Creek, and Hominy Creek. Your meeting location will be emailed to you closer to your date.
What to bring with you:
extra change of clothes
warm layers (we’ll be on the water, so dress for weather, but also make sure it’s things you don’t mind to get dirty); we’ve got dry bags
rubber boots (if you have them)
waders (We have some, but not many so bring your own if you have them.)
rubber mallet (if you have one)
work gloves (if you have them)
pocket knife (if you have one)
water to drink
really, just what you think you need to keep warm and dry that day.