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October 2019

High Country Habitat Restoration Workday

October 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boone Greenway Parking Lot @ Hunting Hills ln, 355 Hunting Hills Ln
Boone, NC 28607
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This workshop is hosted in conjunction with the High Country Habitat Restoration Coalition, a group of organizations dedicated to stamping out invasive species in the headwaters region of our mountains. Come join our group of experts to learn about some of the worst invasives in the region and help clean up the Boone Greenway. If the weather holds, we will be focusing on a spot that is tricky to access when the water is high. The dry weather might not have been welcome in many ways, but it is giving us a window to treat! We will also take a short walkabout and point out other invasive issues along the Greenway, and what is being done to protect it.

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November 2019

Richmond Hill Habitat Restoration Workday

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Hill Park, 300 Richmond Hill Dr
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Join us and help restore native plant communities by controlling non-native invasive plants at Richmond Hill Park. This is the City of Asheville’s only forested park and is home to many special native plant and animal species! Volunteers help to stop the spread of harmful non-native invasive species and return native species to the unique park.

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December 2019

Alexander River Park Public Workday

December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander River Park, 2590 Old Marshall Highway
Alexander, NC 28701
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Join Asheville GreenWorks, Mountain True and RiverLink for a restoration extravaganza! RSVP here We will start our service with an intro into the Alexander River Park's history, the benefits of several important native species found here and learn how to improve riparian buffer zones. Following the intro we will break into groups that will rotate through our four activities : River Cane Propagation, Invasive Removal, Tree Planting and Stream Cleanup. All tools, water and snacks will be provided -- Just…

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May 2020

MountainTrue University: Top Native Alternatives

May 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

For this week's MountainTrue University, we here from Tony Ward our Western Regional Program Coordinator. In his talk "Native Alternative to the Top Ten Least Wanted Plants", Tony will review our top ten least wanted and widespread nonnative invasive plants along with recommendations for native alternatives to replace them. This is a great place to start if you want to learn more about the damage invasive plants can do to our ecosystem and some of the native plants that you can plant instead.

MountainTrue University is a weekly speaker series where we connect with our community to share our knowledge on a variety of environmental topics. When you register, you'll receive the link to join the Zoom webinar. The recordings will be available the day after on our website.

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December 2020

Island Park Invasive Plant Volunteer Work Sessions

December 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

MountainTrue has joined forces with the Tuckasegee River Alliance to help eradicate nonnative invasive plants at Island Park in Bryson City. Island Park - which is currently closed to the public pending storm damage repairs - is an island in the Tuckasegee River that hosts a beautiful riparian forest with some very large trees. However, infestations of non-native invasive plant species threaten native diversity, especially in terms of wildflowers and forest understory, creating the need for restoration work to bring the island back to its full splendor.

Volunteer work sessions are being scheduled to start the work of eradicating these non-native invasive pest plants. There are three opportunities this fall to participate in. Advance registration is required. There will be two workshop sessions on Wednesday, November 11th, a morning session from 9 am to noon, or an afternoon session from 1 to 4 pm. A third workday is planned for December 12, from 11 am to 2 pm. Each work session is limited to 15 participants.

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January 2021

MountainTrue University: Restoring Island Park

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on January 12th at 1 pm to hear from Tony Ward, MountainTrue’s Western Region Program Coordinator discusses his role in the Bryson City Island Park Project. The project is a partnership between the town of Bryson City, Tuckaseegee River Alliance, and MountainTrue.

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February 2021

Island Park Invasive Plant Volunteer Work Session

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join MountainTrue and the Tuckasegee River Alliance as we work to eradicate nonnative invasive plants at Island Park in Bryson City. Island Park - which is currently closed to the public pending storm damage repairs - is an island in the Tuckasegee River. Infestations of non-native invasive plant species threaten native diversity, especially in terms of wildflowers and forest understory, creating the need for restoration work to bring the island back to its full splendor. 

Volunteer work sessions are being scheduled to start the work of eradicating these non-native invasive pest plants. Advance registration is required. The workday is planned for Saturday, February 6th, from 11 am to 2 pm. The work session is limited to 15 participants.

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Island Park Invasive Plant Volunteer Work Session

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join MountainTrue and the Tuckasegee River Alliance as we work to eradicate nonnative invasive plants at Island Park in Bryson City. Island Park - which is currently closed to the public pending storm damage repairs - is an island in the Tuckasegee River. Infestations of non-native invasive plant species threaten native diversity, especially in terms of wildflowers and forest understory, creating the need for restoration work to bring the island back to its full splendor. 

Volunteer work sessions are being scheduled to start the work of eradicating these non-native invasive pest plants. Advance registration is required. The workday is planned for Saturday, February 6th, from 11 am to 2 pm. The work session is limited to 15 participants.

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June 2021

Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

MountainTrue and the City of Hendersonville Tree Board and Environmental Sustainability Board present our Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal on Tuesday, June 15th from 9 AM - 11 AM.

After you arrive we will provide a brief training on identifying target invasive plants and control methods (manual and herbicide application). From there we will walk to a section of the Oklawaha Greenway near the wetland forest, and remove three invasive species to restore native wetland habitat.

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August 2021

MountainTrue University: Managing Nonnative invasive plants

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

MountainTrue Public Lands Director Bob Gale and Western Regional Office program coordinator Tony Ward will be discussing management tools to control common NNIP species, including techniques for control, best seasons for treatment, and more in-depth discussion about herbicides. They will also go over active ingredients and commonly used products and how to apply them correctly without environmental harm. There will be less focus on the identification of invasive species, and more on control and proper management to avoid NNIP infestations.

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