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June 2021

2021 BioBlitz: Tri-County Smackdown!

June 5 - June 19

This year MountainTrue is excited to announce our annual Bio Blitz will be a tri-county smackdown to determine the 2021 champion of biodiversity. Our competitors will show off their county pride and natural curiosity in this WNC regional bio-battle. We’re thrilled to share that our competitors in the 2021 BioBlitz are Jackson, Watauga, and Transylvania counties! Sign up to participate and get more details - you can help your county show off its biodiversity OR win individual prizes for things like the most unique species submitted or the most fungi found! Sign up today and show off your stuff!

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MountainTrue University: Community-Powered Solar in the Fight Against Climate Change

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Organizer & Communications Manager, Eliza Stokes, to learn more about local advocacy for 100% renewable energy in our region. Eliza will focus on the power of two recent collaborative solar energy purchasing efforts in Buncombe County – one between local governments and public schools, and another among local residents and businesses – and explore how similar campaigns could build momentum for renewable energy in other communities in our region.

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July 2021

HCO July Snorkel

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 – $30

Join MountainTrue's  High Country Water Quality Administrator, Hannah Woodburn, and take the plunge to explore the unique ecosystems of the Watauga River. Hannah is a graduate student at Appalachian State University in biochemical toxicity and is one of the leading experts on the Watauga and its ecology. She is intimately familiar with the area and the river ecosystem and is eager to help us find some smallmouth bass, black nose dace, rainbow and brown trout, and hopefully some tangerine darters!

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Summer Fun Float on Lake Junaluska

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$5 – $15

Join Western Regional Director, Callie Moore and a member of our partner organization, Haywood Waterways Association for an easy, family-friendly float on Lake Junaluska. Learn about the lake's history and ongoing efforts to improve water quality while leisurely paddling along the shoreline.

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MountainTrue University Climate Series: Climate Change and the Built Environment

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Climate change not only affects the forests and waterways of Western North Carolina--it is also directly impacting how our cities and towns develop. Join Chris Joyell, Director of the Asheville Design Center and MountainTrue's Healthy Communities Program, as we explore how climate change will impact our decisions around affordable housing, transportation and racial equity.

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Headwaters Fun Float

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join MountainTrue as we head up to the South Mountains for a fun paddle on the cool shady waters of the First Broad River! The water is likely to be pretty shallow, but we bet you'll have lots of fun!

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August 2021

Bryson City Downtown Walking Tour

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bryson City, 117 Island St
Bryson City, NC 28713 United States
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Please join Western Regional Director Callie Moore and Healthy Communities Director Chris Joyell as we lead a walking tour of Bryson City. Along the way, we'll reflect on past plans for revitalizing Main Street and Everett, see where progress has been made, and explore how future efforts can contribute to the vitality of this historic town. We'll also visit some ongoing projects that are making Bryson City more liveable and enjoyable for its residents and those who visit. We hope you'll come along!

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Fontana Lake Paddle Outing

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$10 – $15

Join us as we explore the Hazel Creek arm of Fontana Lake and the former town of Proctor, NC which was evacuated and flooded for the creation of the lake in 1944. The remnants of the town are now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

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2nd Annual Broad River Fishing Tournament

August 28 - September 6

Go out on your own to your favorite location on the Broad River. You can fish one day or all week long!

This is a for-fun and “bragging rights” only tournament, no cash or material prizes will be given. Recognition as the “Broad’s Best Angler” will be given to the fisher person who has the highest combined total length of their three biggest fish. We will also recognize winners for catching specific species and for the most unusual fish.

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September 2021

Urban Bike Tour

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$30 – $40

Join MountainTrue as we team up with Flying Bikes Tours to take out a fleet of electric bikes! We will still pass through downtown, where Chris Joyell, Director of the Asheville Design Center. 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.

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