2023 Fall Native Tree & Shrub Sale

MountainTrue Western Regional Office 90 Tennessee Street, Murphy, NC, United States

A key component to a healthy stream or lake and good water quality is native trees and shrubs. In order to raise awareness about the beautiful, resilient plants that are native to our Southern Appalachian Mountains and to provide a little funding for our ongoing invasive plant eradication efforts, we are again holding a Native Tree and Shrub Sale this fall. Choose from 30 species of native trees and shrubs, ranging from large shade trees, native ornamentals, pollinator species, and those particularly beneficial to wildlife. **Your order must be picked up in Murphy, NC on Saturday, November 18th between 9:00am & 12:00pm unless, due to exceptional circumstances, other arrangements are made PRIOR to placing the order.**

Green River Big Sweep in Saluda, NC

Fishtop Access 2302 Green River Cove, Saluda, North Carolina

Join the Green Riverkeeper and Creation Care Alliance Saturday, September 23rd for our Big Sweep event! This month's event will be a part of the Big Sweep movement that happens throughout our region! You do not have to kayak to be a part of the clean. We absolutely welcome road-side helpers too!


Bartram Trail Hike: Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain

Bartram Trail at Jones Gap 35°04'33.7"N 83°17'16.6"W, Sugarfork, NC

This 4.6-mile lightly trafficked section of the Bartram Trail near Highlands, NC features spectacular views into the Tessentee Valley of Macon County. Jones Knob and Whiterock Mountain are a pair of peaks that lie along this rather tame stretch of the Bartram Trail, one of North Carolina's premier long distance trails.


Urban Ebike Tour of Downtown Asheville 9/30/23

The Flying Bike Tours 1 River Arts Pl, Asheville, NC

Join MountainTrue as we team up with Flying Bikes Tours to take out a fleet of electric bikes! We will pass through downtown, where Chris Joyell, Healthy Communities Director, will share his extensive knowledge about Asheville's urban core, including stories of how redlining has shaped our city and what the future could hold for Asheville.

$10 – $20

Fall 2023 Eco-Grief Circle

Join us for an Eco Grief Circle this Fall! We will meet weekly on Tuesdays beginning October 10 and ending November 21 from 12pm-1:15 ET. This seven-week online experience will be offered in sessions that last about 1 hour and fifteen minutes. Together we will explore grief and sorrow, anxiety and fear, guilt and shame, anger, and despair. This experience is designed to offer mutual support, healing, insight, and love but is not a grief therapy experience.


The River Runs On Screening in Hendersonville, NC

Trinity Presbyterian Church 900 Blythe street, Hendersonville, NC

After three years in the making, we're excited to finally bring to Hendersonville the feature documentary, The River Runs On! This film explores the release of a forest plan that decides the fate of two of the most important national forests in the country - the Pisgah and Nantahala. Featuring some of the top conservationists and most popular spots within the region, the documentary reflects on our relationship with these public lands and what the future may hold for this unique part of the world.


MountainTrue 2023 Annual Gathering in Asheville, NC

Devil's Foot 131 Sweeten Creek Rd., Ste 10, Asheville, NC, United States

Get ready for a night of fun and camaraderie with like-minded folks as we celebrate our achievements and honor the relationships each of us have to each other and to the natural world. We are all interconnected. Healthy forests and sustainable development make for clean water. The built environment has profound effects on the natural environment. Understanding the interconnectedness of our world guides our work and is key to building a better future for the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.

Broad River Fall Float near Shelby, NC

Broad River Greenway Canoe Access 126 Broad River Drive, Shelby, NC

Join Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell for a fall float along the Broad River. We will be paddling a beautiful and remote stretch of the Broad that few people get to paddle and enjoy!

Woody Ethnobotany Walk near Weaverville, NC

Herb Mountain Farm

Come learn more about the food, medicine and craft uses of woody plants. We will take a walk and practice ways to systematically identify trees, shrubs and vines by their bark, ecotypes, flowers, fruit and growing conditions.

$10 – $20

Trash Trout Clean Out near Boone, NC 11/2

Boone Greenway 355 M.L.K. Jr. St, Boone, NC

Join members of the Watauga River water team to tackle the Trash Trout Clean Out. Volunteers will assist with cleanout and inventory of trash types and brands found within the Trash Trout. This will be a 2-hour workday in Winkler's Creek.