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May 2018

Lemon Gap Restoration Workday

May 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come help MountainTrue and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to preserve our native biodiversity by engaging in the fight against non-native invasive plants!

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Richmond Hill Park Restoration Initiative

May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Hill Park, 300 Richmond Hill Dr
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Richmond Hill Park is well loved recreational haven that needs our help! Join us and help restore native plant communities by controlling non-native invasive plants to make Asheville's only forested park a more beautiful and safe place for all.

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September 2018

Invasive Plants Workday – DuPont Forest Festival

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guion Farm Access at DuPont Forest, 3045 Sky Valley Rd 28739
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
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Come help MountainTrue's Ecologist & Public Lands Director, Bob Gale, and Forest Keeper Coordinator, Rhys Burns, remove non-native invasive plant species from part of the DuPont State Forest. These non-native species displace native ones that play important roles in the ecosystem. With MountainTrue's guidance you can learn to identify and control non-native invasive species and help restore part of the forest. All equipment will be provided, but bring work gloves if you have them. You'll also need close-toed shoes (old sneakers or hiking boots…

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Flight of the Butterflies Moving Screening

September 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Blue Ridge Community College, Bo Thomas Auditorium, 180 W. Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC United States
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Free

Come celebrate the local migration of monarchs at Blue Ridge Community College with a special screening of “Flight of the Butterflies”.  This awe-inspiring film tells the story of extraordinary insect endurance and human perseverance. Viewers will learn about the remarkable annual life cycle and migration of the monarch butterfly as well as the determined Canadian scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart, who spent 40 years trying to determine exactly where the butterflies went after mysteriously disappearing each fall. Described as “a natural history epic…

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October 2018

Oklawaha Greenway Invasive Removal Workday

October 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Patton Park, 1730 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville , NC 28791 United States
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MountainTrue is partnering with the Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway to remove invasive species from the Greenway. Invasive species often grow best along the edges of forests, making the greenway a great place to start tackling our invasive species problem. We need all the help we can get! All neccessary equipment will be provided, but please bring your own water and snacks. Close-toed shoes are required and long-sleeves/pants are strongly recommended.

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2018 MountainTrue Annual Gathering

October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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As we look ahead to the release of a new forest management plan for the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests and also a design plan for the I-26 Connector Project, we hope you'll stand with us to ensure these plans keep our forest and urban communities resilient and sustainable for the future! This event is free to all MountainTrue members and all are welcome to contribute $30 to become a member and join us for the event.

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Endemic Species Halloween Pub Crawl

October 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Celebrate Halloween and the diversity of the Blue Ridge Mountains by dressing up as one of our unique species and enjoying some of the finest pubs in downtown Asheville. Creativity in costumes is encouraged and don't be afraid to get puny! For ideas of species to dress up as check out this list. Copy names and paste to your browser for images and information about species. Knowledgeable folks are welcome to add to the list of endemic species. Please invite your…

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November 2018

Richmond Hill Invasive Species Removal Workday

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Hill Park, 300 Richmond Hill Dr
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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April 2019

Supporting Native Species at Home – Workshop

April 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton Street
Asheville, NC 28806
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Have you been wondering if Butterfly Bush is really invasive?  If you can anything to help the monarchs?  If the English Ivy on your neighbor's fence might become a problem in your yard?  Yes, yes, and yes are the short answers.  To learn more, join us for a special presentation by MountainTrue ecologist Bob Gale.  He worked as a landscaper for 20 years before joining the fight against non-native invasive species in Western North Carolina.  We will discuss some common landscaping plants that are actually invasive, what you can do about them, and what native plants can replace them and support the local environment and pollinators in your own yard.  Come with questions or just to learn!

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Richmond Hill Invasive Species Removal Workday

April 13, 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.

We’ll provide all gloves, equipment and necessary instructions. Please bring snacks, water and a rain jacket and wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes (no open shoes or sandals allowed for safety).

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