Nonnative Invasive Plant Workday in Asheville, NC 3/23

Join MountainTrue in a nonnative invasive plant workday on March 23! We will be removing invasive species like multiflora rose, Japanese honeysuckle, privet, and oriental bittersweet in a forest not far from the North Carolina Arboretum.

High Country Live Staking Workday 3/25

Watauga Upper Gorge Access 2531 Old Watauga River Rd, Sugar Grove, NC

Come plant with us at one of our live staking work days in March! Live staking is the process of planting live cuttings of dormant trees in the riparian buffer zone along the stream bank which helps filter storm water runoff, protect vital aquatic habitat, and prevent soil erosion and sediment pollution.

Bryson City Island Park Volunteer Workday 3/29

Island Park 213 Bryson St, Bryson City, NC

Join MountainTrue and the Tuckaseegee River Alliance at another Island Park Invasive Species Workday! We will again primarily be using hand tools to cut invasive shrubs like Chinese privet and then treat the stumps. No prior experience is necessary; we will provide tools and training.

VWIN Sampling Weekend in the High Country 4/8-4/9

Concerned about chemical levels in the river? Help Watauga Riverkeeper Volunteers collect water samples at designated sites for chemical analysis at a state-certified lab. This volunteer opportunity is ongoing, please sign up and we will get in contact about details.

13th Annual Green River Spring Cleaning in Saluda, NC

Fishtop Access Green River Cove, Saluda, North Carolina

Join your Green Riverkeeper and Liquidlogic Co-founder, Shane Benedict, for the 13th annual Green River Spring Cleaning! We’ll divide into teams, then get on the river and roadside to pull out as much litter as possible before the summer paddling season. We need paddlers of all skill levels to tackle each section of the Green all the way from the Upper Green below the Tuxedo hydroelectric station, through the Narrows, down the Lower Green, and all the way to Lake Adger.

Jackson Greenway Workday 4/29

Jackson County Greenway Loop Monteith Gap Rd, Cullowhee, NC

MountainTrue, in partnership with Mainspring Conservation Trust, is hosting another volunteer workday to control non-native invasive plants and restore native habitat at the Jackson County Greenway. We will primarily be pulling up roots and using hand tools to remove invasive shrubs like Chinese privet and then treat the stumps. No prior experience is necessary; we will provide tools and training.

May Microplastics Sampling in the High Country

Help Watauga Riverkeeper keep tabs on the amount of microplastics in our rivers! Once you sign up to help sample, one of our staff members will email you to set you up with a site that is most convenient for you to collect quarterly.