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February 2020

Paddle-n-Plant Workday

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The French Broad 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. These stakes will grow into trees that will stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them, and will 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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March 2020

Spring SMIE Training

March 7 @ 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 becoming a citizen scientist? MountainTrue's SMIE (or Stream Monitoring Information Exchange) is a volunteer based water quality monitoring program. Stream teams head out twice a year to creeks throughout Henderson and Polk counties to collect and identify aquatic insects. Macroinvertebrates are strong indicators of water quality and help us track the health of our local waterways.

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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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April 2020

Green River Spring (Quaran)Clean

April 11 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

Join MountainTrue's Green Riverkeeper and Liquidlogic Co-founder Shane Benedict for the 10th Annual Green River Spring Cleaning! Unfortunately we can't meet up to clean the river together this year, but we can still do our part to keep trash out of our river. This year we're asking you to grab a trash bag and gloves and pick up trash from your local creek, greenway or your street. All this trash would otherwise end up in our rivers! Use the hashtags #greenriverspringcleaning or #greenrivercleanup to let us know you're participating. We'll send prizes to the top 3 trash finds.

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Earth Day Clean up Challenge

April 22

Challenge yourself to clean up trash at a local Western North Carolina area in need. Share your before and after clean up photos on Facebook and Instagram by tagging @mtntrue with the hashtag #MTEarthDayChallenge. The person who collects the most trash in the photo shared with us will win a prize announced at 7pm on 4/22. During this time we encourage you to collect trash individually, or with your family. *To be eligible for the prize, participants must be registered on the online signup form*

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June 2020

Madison County 2020 BioBlitz

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Madison Natural Heritage and MountainTrue are hosting a virtual Madison County BioBlitz. The Madison County BioBlitz will run from June 6th-June 20th, and naturalists, kids, students, hunters, fishers, scholars and all area residents are invited to participate. This event is FREE. The goal of the BioBlitz is to gather as much information about the biodiversity of plants, animals and other species in the county as possible. County residents can explore their neighborhoods, nearby forests and open public lands to record their finds using the iNaturalist smartphone app or website…

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July 2020

Beer Series Cleanup with Catawba – Virtual

July 11

Join MountainTrue, the French Broad Riverkeeper and 98.1 The River for the first Riverkeeper Beer Series cleanup of the year. We are going virtual on July 11. Cleanup the French Broad River, your local creek, roadway, or neighborhood. Post your pics with the #catawbacleanup for a chance to win some great prizes from ENO!

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August 2020

Beer Series with the Wedge Brewing

August 1

Despite the unusual times we find ourselves in, there is still trash collecting in our river. We hope that as many folks as possible can help us clean up the French Broad, but know that we can't all be on the river together. We are offering a limited capacity in person clean up as well as a virtual clean up with the Wedge on August 1st. There are prizes from ENO for the most interesting finds for both virtual and in-person participants!

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Beer Series with Wicked Weed

August 22

Join MountainTrue, the French Broad Riverkeeper, Wicked Weed Brewing and 98.1 The River for the another Riverkeeper Beer Series cleanup. This will be a virtual cleanup, so make sure to post your pics with the #wickedweedcleanup for a chance to win some great prizes from ENO! Cleanup the French Broad River, your local creek, roadway, or neighborhood.

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September 2020

5th annual Sarah Sweep on the First Broad River, self-shuttle required

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cooke’s Hometown Market, 4601 Polkville Rd
Shelby, NC 28150 United States
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All are welcome to join us on this lovely section of river that Sarah Spencer held dear to her heart. While paddling the shallow, shaded, cool waters that flow between rock cliffs and rhododendron, Sarah would always stop to pick up any litter along the way. Sarah, Beejay, Billy, and Davey died tragically in 2016 in a car accident. This event is in remembrance and honor of these friends and their love for our river.

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