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September 2018

Brevard Happy Hour with MountainTrue to Learn About Ecology, Volunteer Opportunities

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
D.D. Bullwinkles’, 60 E Main St
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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On September 26, join MountainTrue and the French Broad Riverkeeper at D.D. Bullwinkels’ Outdoors in Brevard for a happy hour to learn about MountainTrue’s work to protect Western North Carolina’s rivers, forests and communities. The happy hour will last from 5 to 7 p.m. "We're really looking forward to a fun happy hour for folks to come by after work or school and to learn what MountainTrue and our French Broad Riverkeeper are doing to protect water quality in and…

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Flight of the Butterflies Moving Screening

September 27 @ 6:30 pm
Blue Ridge Community College, Bo Thomas Auditorium, 180 W. Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC United States
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Free

Come celebrate the local migration of monarchs at Blue Ridge Community College with a special screening of “Flight of the Butterflies”.  This awe-inspiring film tells the story of extraordinary insect endurance and human perseverance. Viewers will learn about the remarkable annual life cycle and migration of the monarch butterfly as well as the determined Canadian scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart, who spent 40 years trying to determine exactly where the butterflies went after mysteriously disappearing each fall. Described as “a natural history epic…

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50th Anniversary Celebration of Wild and Scenic Rivers

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Join American Rivers, MountainTrue, American Whitewater, and New Belgium Brewing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. This exciting evening includes live music, a screening of the short film 5000 Miles of Wild along with prize giveaways and opportunities to take action on behalf of rivers near and far. By RSVPing here and taking action at the event you will be entered into the prize drawing for a chance to win awesome prizes like a…

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3rd Annual Sarah Sweep!

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Double Shoals Mill, 199 Old Mill Rd.
Shelby, NC 28150 United States
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Join the Broad River Alliance on Sept. 29 for the third annual “Sarah Sweep,” a day-long event to help clean up the Broad River! The event is held to honor the memory of Sarah Spencer, a former river enthusiast and volunteer.

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October 2018

Woodfin Blueway and Greenway -Catch the Wave

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
French Broad River Academy – Boys Campus, 1990 Riverside Drive
Woodfin, NC 28804 United States
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$10

On October 3rd, join event co-hosts - Asheville Greenworks, Connect Buncombe, French Broad River Academy, Riverlink, and French Broad Riverkeeper/MountainTrue to celebrate great progress to date, to learn more about the project, and to gather with friends. The project design team will be on hand with presentations and to gather your input. You can purchase tickets for the event here. Complementary snacks, soft drinks, and beer provided. Awesome RAFFLE RPM MAX "Makers' Edition" whitewater kayak from Dagger Kayaks Specialized Crosstrail Disc Bicycle from Motion Makers Bike Shop Manta Ray Angler 12 XT fishing kayak…

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What’s on the Ballot?

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join us to learn more about what local, state, and national offices will be on your ballot and what powers and responsibilities those offices actually have. This will be a one and a half hour interactive training co-hosted by Democracy NC, Just Economics, Children First/Communities and Schools, and MountainTrue.

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Rhythm & Brews

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Hendersonville, 528 N. Main St
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Free

Come see MountainTrue at the Rhythm & Brews concert series this summer! With headliners, Tellico, this event offers a variety of music, food, beer, wine and cider from local companies, and a children’s area with games and activities.

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Richmond Hill Park Restoration Work Day

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Hill Park, 300 Richmond Hill Dr
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Help MountainTrue restore the native habitat of Richmond Hill Park! Join us for a fun work day to fight back non-native invasive species that threaten the habitat of our native flora.

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Fall Scenic Hike

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$10 – $35

Join MountainTrue's Ecologist and Public Lands Director, Bob Gale, for a gorgeous and educational hike through Pisgah National Forest. Bob has been studying and protecting the forests of WNC with MountainTrue since 1998. He knows these mountains like the back of his hand and will be sharing some knowledge on the hike, discussing everything from plant identification to the seasonal migration of Monarch butterflies.

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2018 MountainTrue Annual Gathering

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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As we look ahead to the release of a new forest management plan for the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests and also a design plan for the I-26 Connector Project, we hope you'll stand with us to ensure these plans keep our forest and urban communities resilient and sustainable for the future! This event is free to all MountainTrue members and all are welcome to contribute $30 to become a member and join us for the event.

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