High Country Live Staking Workday 12/09/22

The Valle Crucis Community Park 2892 Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis, NC

Livestaking is the process of planting live cuttings of dormant trees in the riparian buffer zone along the stream bank which helps filter stormwater runoff, protect vital aquatic habitat, and prevent soil erosion and sediment pollution. As these planted stakes grow into trees, they stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them and reduce the overall amount of sediment and toxins getting into the river. Come plant with us at one of our live staking work days from December through March!

Free

VWIN Sampling Weekend in the High Country 12/10 – 12/11

Volunteers collect water samples at designated sites for chemical analysis at a state-certified lab. Come join the VWIN Sampling weekend on December 10th - 11th. Fill out the contact form below to add your name to the volunteer list.

Free

High Country Live Staking Workday 12/10/22

The Valle Crucis Community Park 2892 Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis, NC

Livestaking is the process of planting live cuttings of dormant trees in the riparian buffer zone along the stream bank which helps filter stormwater runoff, protect vital aquatic habitat, and prevent soil erosion and sediment pollution. As these planted stakes grow into trees, they stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them and reduce the overall amount of sediment and toxins getting into the river. Come plant with us at one of our live staking work days from December through March!

Free

First Day Hike on Appalachian Trail near Franklin, NC

Join MountainTrue's Western Regional Director, Callie Moore to get a crisp start to the New Year with an easy to moderate hike on a section of the Appalachian Trail that's accessible even when snow is on the ground! Check out views of Nantahala National Forest that are only available in winter on this 4-mile round-trip out and back. There is 801 feet of elevation gain over 1.5 miles, but nothing very steep. Bird watching and winter tree identification are additional activities on this outing.

Free