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March 2019

Ash Inventory Training

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Street Gap

Are you concerned about the future of our forests? We need people who will help us collect data to improve our ability to effectively protect our trees. As part of our Save Pisgah's Ashes campaign, we are planning to treat ash trees in Pisgah to protect them from the Emerald Ash Borer. However, there are ash trees all over WNC, many that we have not yet documented, and therefore, cannot treat them. We are calling on the adventurous people of WNC to help us find the ash trees in our region. In this training, you will learn how to identify ash trees, assess them for signs of Emerald Ash Borer, collect data on the trees, and how to send us that data, so we can use it to inform our ash tree treatment. This training is free, but please bring your own lunch and water. If you have a gps, bring that too!

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Stream Team Training

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W Campus Dr
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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Interested in helping protect WNC's rivers? Join a Stream Team today! Our stream teams assess the health of local rivers by collecting and identifying aquatic insects that serve as indicators of water quality. This one day Stream Monitoring Information Exchange (SMIE) workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to join a stream team. The morning will be spent learning about these insects in the lab. We will head out into the field in the afternoon to learn the protocol. All materials, lunch and snacks will be provided. Please wear clothes you can get dirty and bring a water bottle!

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April 2019

Richmond Hill Invasive Species Removal Workday

April 13 @ 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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Green River Spring Cleaning

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fishtop Access, Green River Cove
Saluda, North Carolina 28773
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Join MountainTrue's Green Riverkeeper and Liquidlogic Co-founder Shane Benedict for the 9th Annual Green River Spring Cleaning! We'll meet at the Fishtop Access (2302 Green River Cove Rd, Saluda, NC 28773) at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 13 where we will divide into teams then get on the river 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. Bring your boat, paddling gear, snacks/lunch, and water, and be prepared to get dirty and wet. After we're done, we'll head to The Gorge Zipline (166 Honey Bee Dr, Saluda, NC 28773) for an after party with awards.

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Broad River Greenway Cleanup

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Broad River Greenway Canoe Access, 126 Broad River Drive
Shelby, NC 28152
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Join us for a river and trail cleanup on the Broad River Greenway. We will meet at the canoe access, just downstream from the Ranger Station. We encourage folks to bring your boat and paddle the Broad to collect trash or walk the trails to clean up the greenway. Please bring gloves and trash bags. If you're celebrating Easter that day, bring the whole family! This is a great way to finish up a holiday.

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Volunteer to be a weekly Water Ranger

April 24 @ 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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Water Quality Volunteer Training

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Road
Valle Crucis, NC 28604 United States
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Interested in helping protect the Watauga River? Join our Watauga Riverkeeper for this half-day volunteer training. This training will cover everything you need to know about water quality monitoring to get you started as a volunteer.

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May 2019

Richmond Hill Invasive Species Workday

May 11 @ 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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Rhythm & Blues: Screamin’ Jay’s and The Broadcast

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Downtown Hendersonville, 528 N. Main St
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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The Rhythm & Brews concerts series brings together live music, great food, and local beer, wine and cider! These FREE concerts close part of South Main Street to make room for all of this fun, as well as a children's area with games and activities.We will kick off the series on May 16th with Opener: Screamin J's at 5:30pm and Headliner: The Broadcast at 7:30pm. The concert will be on Main Street between Allen & Caswell Streets in Hendersonville.

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Clean Streams Day 2019

May 18 @ 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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