Get Outside WNC hiking series benefiting MountainTrue

Get Outside WNC is an organization dedicated to the exposure of, education of, and conservation of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Through memorable group hikes that get us in nature, Get Outside WNC raises money for local outdoor programs. This Winter the beneficiary of hikes is MountainTrue.


First Annual Native Shrub and Plant Sale in Asheville, NC RESTOCKED!

The Outpost 521 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC, United States

We are thrilled to announce our first Asheville-based Annual Native Perennial and Shrub Sale. Get a jump start on Earth Day and take steps to get your yards and gardens back to their "roots.

2024 Watershed Gala in Young Harris, GA

Charles Suber Banquet Hall Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA

The Watershed Gala is an upscale social gathering that celebrates good water quality still being measured in many rivers, lakes, and streams and recognizes those who work to sustain it. This year’s event will be shorter and slightly less formal, featuring a menu of heavy hors d'oeuvres, along with wine, beer, sodas, and water.

$40 – $360

Winter Tree ID Hike near Linville, NC 3-2024

Flat Rock Loop Trail 3744 Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville, NC, United States

Do you want to improve your ability to identify trees in all seasons? Winter is the time to do that! On this hike up to Flat Rock we will be treated to an afternoon in an ancient oak forest and views from a granitic outcrop. Along the way, participants will learn both basic and advanced techniques for tree identification. We will also discuss forest ecology, wildlife habitat, and more.

$15 – $25

Community Invasive Plant Workday on Jackson County Greenway in Cullowhee, NC Series 2024

Jackson County Greenway Loop, MONTEITH GAP Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

MountainTrue, in partnership with the Mainspring Conservation Trust, is hosting a community volunteer workday to control non-native invasive plants and restore native habitat at the Jackson County Greenway. We will primarily be pulling up roots and using hand tools to remove invasive shrubs like Chinese privet and then treat the stumps.

Trash Trout River Clean Out near Boone, NC 3-8

Boone Fire Station #2 1075 State Farm Rd, Boone, NC

Want to get in the river AND contribute to its health? Assist with cleanout and inventory of trash types and brands found within the Trash Trouts.

Winter Bird Watch around Lake Chatuge near Hayesville, NC 3/9/2024

Chatuge Dam 1407 Chatuge Dam Rd, Hayesville, NC, United States

MountainTrue is hosting the 18th Annual Winter Bird Watch outing around Lake Chatuge! Participants will meet at Chatuge Dam and carpool/caravan to various sites around the lake. Typically 18-25 different species of birds are observed on the outing, ranging from small songbirds to larger birds of prey and wintering waterfowl associated with more northern climes (like loons!).

$5 – $15

7th Annual Bill Beazel/Allen Robbins Memorial Tailwater Roundup in Bluff City, TN

Bluff City Boat Ramp Bluff City, TN

Come join our friends from the Overmountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a clean-up in Bluff City, Tennessee. They have teamed up with local fishing guides, paddling enthusiasts, and community members to host this event for the 7th year in a row on the South Holston and Watauga Rivers.

Plastic Jesus: Real Faith in a Synthetic World Webinar


Everywhere we look in our culture, you will find plastic. One place where you will not find plastic, however, is in the Bible. Join us for a conversation about plastic and the call to a genuine faith with special guests Avery Davis Lamb (Co-Director of Creation Justice Ministries) and Anna Alsobrook (MountainTrue Watershed Science and Policy Manager).

Green Drinks in Hendersonville, NC: Sustainability Initiatives for the City of Hendersonville

Trailside Brewing 873 Lenox Park Dr, Hendersonville, NC, United States

Join the City of Hendersonville for this month’s Green Drinks to hear from City Sustainability Manager, Caitlyn Gendusa about various sustainability initiatives the City is working on. Participants will hear updates on topics such as zero and low-emission transportation, waste management, energy efficiency, and more. There will also be an update on the City’s first Sustainability Strategic Plan, which is expected to be finalized and adopted this spring. This plan includes a public input survey currently available online for community members to provide their feedback.