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May 2019

Clean Streams Day 2019

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Emma & Hazel Mill Road Public Parking, 162 Craven Street
Asheville, NC 28806
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Join us for the 43nd annual "Clean Streams Day River, Roadside, and Stream Cleanup", presented by New Belgium Brewing. We're seeking teams to clean up trashed roads, rivers, and waterways. Groups will schedule times to come by the GreenWorks office to pick up supplies, maps and gear NO LATER than May 17th. You will then organize your cleanup team on Saturday, May 18th and then come to New Belgium afterwards to share photos and stories with other teams. Sign up…

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June 2019

Riverkeeper Beer Series with Wicked Weed

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wicked Weed, 91 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
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$5 – $10

Join Asheville GreenWorks, MountainTrue, and 98.1 The River at French Broad Outfitters for the next great installment of the Riverkeeper Beer Series! Come ready to float, cleanup our river, and taste the release of the Riverkeeper Beer at the after party. We will meet at Wicked Weed after to celebrate a successful day cleaning up the river.

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July 2019

Riverkeeper Beer Series with French Broad River Brewery

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
French Broad Brewery, 101 Fairview Road #D
Asheville, NC 28803
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$5 – $10

Join Asheville GreenWorks, MountainTrue, and 98.1 The River at French Broad Outfitters for the next great installment of the Riverkeeper Beer Series! Come ready to float, cleanup our river, and taste the release of the Riverkeeper Beer at the after party. We will meet at French Broad Brewery afterwards to celebrate a successful clean up!

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Michael Franti and Spearhead

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Salvage Station, 466 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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$32

Join us for the 2019 Michael Franti & Spearhead concert at the Salvage Station! All proceeds from the concert support the work of the French Broad Riverkeeper, a program of MountainTrue and the primary protector and defender of the French Broad River watershed. Get your tickets now! Doors open at 5:00pm. The show starts at 7:00pm. There is paid parking on site - price for parking varies based on how many people are in your car, so we encourage you…

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French Broad Float

July 31 - August 2
$550

Experience one of the most remote and scenic stretches the French Broad has to offer over this three day/two night trip from Hot Springs, NC to Bridgeport, TN.

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August 2019

Muddy Water Watch Training

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mill Spring Agricultural Center, 156 School Rd
Mill Spring, NC 28756
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Free

Join MountainTrue's Green Riverkeeper and French Broad Riverkeeper for a Muddy Water Watch training session! You'll learn how to identify sources of sediment runoff, stormwater best management practices, the law surrounding sediment and erosion control, and how to use our Muddy Water Watch mobile app to document and report sediment pollution. Get informed and become a citizen watchdog for issues in your area!

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Riverkeeper Beer Series with the Wedge

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$5 – $10

Join Asheville GreenWorks, MountainTrue, and 98.1 The River at French Broad Outfitters for the next great installment of the Riverkeeper Beer Series! Come ready to float, cleanup our river, and taste the release of the Riverkeeper Beer at the after party. We will return to the Wedge at Foundation afterwards to celebrate a successful day cleaning up the river.

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Riverkeeper Beer Series with HiWire

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
French Broad Outfitters, 230 Hominy Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28806
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$5 – $10

Join Asheville GreenWorks, MountainTrue, 98.1 The River and HiWire Brewing at French Broad Outfitters for the next great installment of the Riverkeeper Beer Series! Come ready to float, cleanup our river, and taste the release of the Hi Wire Riverkeeper Beer at the after party. The party will be at French Broad Outfitters afterwards to celebrate a successful day cleaning up the river.

We will contact you with more details, but the section of river is flatwater and suitable for all paddlers.

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September 2019

Riverkeeper Beer Series with Catawba

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Catawba Brewing Company, 63 Brook Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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$5 – $10

Join Asheville GreenWorks, MountainTrue, and 98.1 The River at French Broad Outfitters for the next great installment of the Riverkeeper Beer Series! Come ready to float, cleanup our river, and taste the release of the Riverkeeper Beer at the after party. We will return to Catawba Brewinig afterwards to celebrate a successful day cleaning up the river.

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Big Sweep at Westfeldt Park

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Westfeldt Park, 83 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
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Join MountainTrue for the annual Big Sweep clean up - the biggest river clean up of the year! We'll be cleaning up the section of the French Broad from Lazy Otter Outfitters to Westfeldt Park. We will meet at 10:00am at Westfeldt park and then run a self-shuttle to Lazy Otter Outfitters to put in. Plan to bring your own boat, all your own paddling gear, water, sunscreen and food for the day. We will provide trash bags and gloves. Asheville Greenworks will be running clean ups on the sections of the French Broad near Asheville, so we'll join them afterward at the Zen Tubing location on Riverside Drive for awards, refreshments, and to celebrate our accomplishments.

WNC Big Sweep is a partnership of MountainTrue and our French Broad, Green, Broad, and Watauga Riverkeepers, Asheville Greenworks, Mills River Partnership, and RiverLink working together to clean as much litter and debris from WNC waterways in a unified effort.

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