World Water Day Celebration 2023

Appalachian Mountain Brewery 163 Boone Creek Dr, Boone, NC

Come raise a glass and celebrate World Water Day at Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Taphouse in Boone, NC. Watauga Riverkeeper, Andy Hill, will share some of the recent clean water victories, and discuss challenges to water conservation in the High Country. Portions of each pint of Hop Rain Drop goes directly to benefit MountainTrue through AMB’s We Can So You Can foundation, with a focus on revitalization of our communities, mountains & rivers.

Nonnative Invasive Plant Workday in Asheville, NC 3/23

Join MountainTrue in a nonnative invasive plant workday on March 23! We will be removing invasive species like multiflora rose, Japanese honeysuckle, privet, and oriental bittersweet in a forest not far from the North Carolina Arboretum.

High Country Live Staking Workday 3/25

Watauga Upper Gorge Access 2531 Old Watauga River Rd, Sugar Grove, NC

Come plant with us at one of our live staking work days in March! Live staking is the process of planting live cuttings of dormant trees in the riparian buffer zone along the stream bank which helps filter storm water runoff, protect vital aquatic habitat, and prevent soil erosion and sediment pollution.

Bryson City Island Park Volunteer Workday 3/29

Island Park 213 Bryson St, Bryson City, NC

Join MountainTrue and the Tuckaseegee River Alliance at another Island Park Invasive Species Workday! We will again primarily be using hand tools to cut invasive shrubs like Chinese privet and then treat the stumps. No prior experience is necessary; we will provide tools and training.

15th Annual Hiwassee Watershed Gala

Young Harris College 228 Maple St., Young Harris, GA

The 15th Annual Hiwassee Watershed Gala will take place at Young Harris College on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Join us for an evening of laughter, fun, and camaraderie…and to honor the winner of this year’s Holman Water Quality Stewardship Award!


VWIN Sampling Weekend in the High Country 4/8-4/9

Concerned about chemical levels in the river? Help Watauga Riverkeeper Volunteers collect water samples at designated sites for chemical analysis at a state-certified lab. This volunteer opportunity is ongoing, please sign up and we will get in contact about details.

13th Annual Green River Spring Cleaning in Saluda, NC

Fishtop Access Green River Cove, Saluda, North Carolina

Join your Green Riverkeeper and Liquidlogic Co-founder, Shane Benedict, for the 13th annual Green River Spring Cleaning! We’ll divide into teams, then get on the river and roadside to pull out as much litter as possible before the summer paddling season. We need paddlers of all skill levels to tackle each section of the Green all the way from the Upper Green below the Tuxedo hydroelectric station, through the Narrows, down the Lower Green, and all the way to Lake Adger.

Waiting List: Spring Headwaters & Wildflower Hike 4/13

Strawberry Gap Trailhead

Join our MountainTrue Ecologist and Public Lands Director, Bob Gale, and Broad Riverkeeper, David Caldwell, as we explore the newest addition to the Hickory Nut Gorge trail system, Strawberry Gap Trail.

$5 – $15