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September 2019

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, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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, 2020 - May 20, 2020
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, 2020 @ 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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Beer Series Cleanup with Catawba – Virtual

July 11, 2020

Join MountainTrue, the French Broad Riverkeeper and 98.1 The River for the first Riverkeeper Beer Series cleanup of the year. We are going virtual on July 11. Cleanup the French Broad River, your local creek, roadway, or neighborhood. Post your pics with the #catawbacleanup for a chance to win some great prizes from ENO!

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August 2020

Beer Series with the Wedge Brewing

August 1, 2020

Despite the unusual times we find ourselves in, there is still trash collecting in our river. We hope that as many folks as possible can help us clean up the French Broad, but know that we can't all be on the river together. We are offering a limited capacity in person clean up as well as a virtual clean up with the Wedge on August 1st. There are prizes from ENO for the most interesting finds for both virtual and in-person participants!

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Beer Series with Wicked Weed

August 22, 2020

Join MountainTrue, the French Broad Riverkeeper, Wicked Weed Brewing and 98.1 The River for the another Riverkeeper Beer Series cleanup. This will be a virtual cleanup, so make sure to post your pics with the #wickedweedcleanup for a chance to win some great prizes from ENO! Cleanup the French Broad River, your local creek, roadway, or neighborhood.

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April 2021

Source Tracking in the French Broad: What is it, and what does it mean for our water quality?

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Source tracking. What is it? Why are we doing it? How does it help fix the French Broad’s E. coli problem? Join Hartwell Carson, the French Broad Riverkeeper, and Dr. Joseph Craine, from Jonah Ventures, in a webinar-based discussion about analyzing water samples for DNA. Being able to see what’s in our waterway, will help us tackle E.coli issues in a much more targeted way. MountainTrue has been working on this with Jonah Ventures for the last several months and is ready to share our results and what they mean for the French Broad.

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June 2021

Riverkeeper Beer Series River Clean Up with Wicked Weed

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for this year's Riverkeeper Beer Series! Come ready to float, clean up our river, and taste the release of the Riverkeeper Beer at the after-party. The clean-up will be on June 12th from 1-5 pm, ending at Wicked Weed for a celebratory beer. We will meet at the Pearson Bridge put in at 1 pm and take out in Woodfin. We'll put in on the river and pick up trash along the way. Then, we'll all head to Wicked Weed for some great beer!

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