Headwaters Fun Float on the Broad River in Shelby, NC

Cooke’s Hometown Market 4601 Polkville Rd, Shelby, NC, United States

Join Broad Riverkeeper, David Caldwell, as he heads up to the South Mountain foothills for a fun paddle on the cool shady waters of the First Broad River. This paddling trip will be a fun summer afternoon on the water, don't miss out!

$5 – $15

plēb Wine Release Event

Pleb Urban Winery 289 Lyman St, Asheville, NC, United States

On June 3rd plēb will be releasing several wines in a lil’ celebration they are calling “Acid on the River”. They will be joined by some of their friends in the beer, wine, food, tattoo, charity (including MountainTrue) and art communities for the occasion. The French Broad Riverkeeper program receives a portion of proceeds from specific sales.

Lewis Creek Preserve Nature Walk in Hendersonville, NC 6/7/23

Lewis Creek Nature Preserve 15 Ida Rogers Dr., Hendersonville, NC, United States

Lewis Creek Preserve is an eight-acre preserve protected and managed by Conserving Carolina. MountainTrue Ecologist and Public Lands Director Bob Gale will lead a slow hike along the nature trail, interpreting the plant life, wildflowers, and value of pollinators on this property. The boardwalk overlooks an example of the remaining rare Southern Appalachian Bog ecosystems. Bob and MountainTrue have special expertise in managing these bogs and in addressing their threats, including non-native invasive plants.

Trash Trout River Clean Out near Boone, NC 6/8

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. This weeks trash trout clean out will be at Winkler’s Creek.

2023 Virtual BioBlitz

Can’t make it to our in-person event on June 10th? Don’t fret! The BioBlitz will continue virtually until June 25th so you can find and document species on your own schedule. If you are interested in participating in the BioBlitz event virtually from June 11th to June 25th, please register online here.

VWIN Sampling Weekend in the High Country 6/10-6/11

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.

2023 Craggy Mountain BioBlitz

Big Ivy Community Center 540 Dillingham Rd, Barnardsville, NC, United States

With Spring finally in tow, we are excited to announce our 2023 BioBlitz! Every year, MountainTrue hosts this event to get experts, naturalists, and learners outdoors to document every living organism we can find. This year's BioBlitz kicks off on June 10th with our in-person day at Big Ivy Community Center. We will split off into groups led by expert naturalists to find and document as many unique species as possible using iNaturalist, a social network to map and share observations of biodiversity across the globe. 

Beech Mountain Concert Series

Beech Mountain Resort 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC, United States

Beech Mountain Summer Music Series is back, come jam out with us on the mountain! The shows are set to start at 7PM and are open to all ages (children 5 and under for free!) RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!

$55 – $150

MountainTrue Ecologist and Public Lands Director Bob Gale’s Retirement Celebration

The Wedge at Foundation 5 Foundy St., Asheville, NC, United States

MountainTrue Ecologist and Public Lands Director, Bob Gale, is retiring after 25 years! Join us as we share stories, cake and raise a glass to his hard work and accomplishments. We will be in the courtyard of the Wedge at the Foundation from 4:30- 6:30 pm with the Cloud Room reserved in the case of rain. Let's shower Bob with the same love he has bestowed upon his community! We hope to see you there.

2023 MountainTrue-a-thon

Calling all hikers, bikers and paddlers! Raise money for MountainTrue while doing your favorite activities this Summer. Participants of any experience level collect pledges from family and friends for miles completed between June 15 and August 31st.