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July 2019

French Broad Float

July 31, 2019 - August 2, 2019
$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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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February 2020

Paddle-n-Plant Workday

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The French Broad Riverkeeper and MountainTrue are combating sediment erosion in our local waterways. Sediment is a major polluter in our river basin, clogging fish and aquatic habitats, increasing water temperatures, and transporting toxic substances. We are helping to reduce the amount of sediment that flows into our rivers by planting live-stakes along eroding riverbanks. These stakes will grow into trees that will stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them, and will reduce the overall amount of sediment getting into the river. So, come hop in a boat and help us reduce erosion along our local rivers!

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April 2020

Earth Day Clean up Challenge

April 22

Challenge yourself to clean up trash at a local Western North Carolina area in need. Share your before and after clean up photos on Facebook and Instagram by tagging @mtntrue with the hashtag #MTEarthDayChallenge. The person who collects the most trash in the photo shared with us will win a prize announced at 7pm on 4/22. During this time we encourage you to collect trash individually, or with your family. *To be eligible for the prize, participants must be registered on the online signup form*

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2020 Liquidlogic Kayak Raffle to Benefit MountainTrue

April 22 - May 20
$15
Braaap 69 - sunburst

Liquidlogic has generously donated a brand new Braaap 69 whitewater kayak to MountainTrue to raffle off this spring as a fundraiser. Here's what Liquidlogic has to say about their new boat: "The Braaap is the progression in how a performance river running boat is defined. The Braaap has enough volume for all but your most challenging runs, yet it is small enough to control in the air, pivot turn, and surf like a dream." All raffle proceeds benefit the programs of MountainTrue - in particular, our four Riverkeepers who work hard to keep our region's rivers running clean for boaters to enjoy all year round! Enter to win today and support clean water in our mountains!

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July 2020

MountainTrue University – The State of the French Broad River

July 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join our French Broad Riverkeeper, Hartwell Carson, for a talk about the history of the French Broad Watershed as well as the major threats facing our river today. He will also discuss the work that he does to hunt down pollution sources and ways you can help keep our river clean.

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