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March 2020

HCO Paddle-n-Plant Workday

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Road
Valle Crucis, NC 28604 United States
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The Watauga 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. As these stakes grow into trees, they stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them and 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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HCO Paddle-n-Plant Workday

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Road
Valle Crucis, NC 28604 United States
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The Watauga 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. As these stakes grow into trees, they stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them and 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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Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia Film

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lees McRae College, 191 Main St. W
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
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$5

Hidden Rivers is a 1-hour film that explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region - revealing both the beauty and vulnerability of this aquatic life - and how many people are finding ways to protect these ecosystems.

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Climate Change & Christianity

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Plemmons Student Union, 263 Locust Street
Boone, 28608
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On Tuesday, March 31, the Holshouser Ethics program will host a free lunch and learn event on the campus of Appalachian State University. The event will be held in the Plemmons Student Union, Parkway Ballroom, beginning at 11:00 a.m. A panel conversation will feature Fred Bahnson, an award-winning journalist, author and non-profit founder who has a forthcoming book on "climate change and Christianity's ecological vocation." Bahnson authored Soil & Sacrament (Simon & Schuster, 2013), and his work has appeared in…

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April 2020

Boone: Forest Plan Public Comment Presentation

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Watauga County Public Library, Boone, 140 Queen St
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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In response to the recent release of the draft Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Management Plan, MountainTrue is hosting gatherings across the region to present our own expert analysis of the plan alternatives, to hear from our supporters about your analysis and priorities, and to provide recommendations on how to draft and submit effective public comments. Please sign up to let us know you'll be there.

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June 2020

Snorkeling on the Watauga

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10 – $20

Join MountainTrue's Watauga Riverkeeper, Andy Hill, and take the plunge to explore the unique ecosystems of the Watauga River. River snorkeling allows you an unparalleled viewpoint to explore all the nooks and crannies of your local river. By peeking under the water, you can find yourself swimming alongside darting fish or face-to-face with the tiny insect larvae that feed them. After years of fishing and protecting this river, no one is more qualified to show you the best places to look for underwater marvels than Andy. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a Hellbender.

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