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March 2019

Paddle-n-Plant Workday

March 13, 2019 @ 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 2019

Volunteer to be a weekly Water Ranger

April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every summer, the French Broad Riverkeeper team needs help collecting weekly, water samples around our beautiful watershed. Thousands of people float, boat, and swim in our streams everyday, so we want to make sure it's safe for them to enjoy. Sign up here! As a Water Ranger, you'll go out each Wednesday morning to collect a water sample, drop it off at a community site nearby and then we'll tell the world the results on the Swimguide website. We'll teach you everything…

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May 2019

Clean Streams Day 2019

May 18, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 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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