For the third consecutive year, MountainTrue is again hosting Monday afternoon volunteer workdays (weather permitting) to control nonnative invasive plants and restore native habitat along the Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trail!
Join members of the High Country Habitat Restoration Coalition on October 19th to remove non-native invasive species along the pathways and trails. Bring loppers, pruners, and gloves, if you have them. Dress in long pants and long sleeves, and bring a hat and water bottle. Work will take place for about 2 hours. Most importantly, bring your love of native plants and the outdoors!
Join us on Saturday, October 29, to enjoy some tasty brews in Asheville’s South Slope district while dressed as your favorite native or endemic species! We’ll meet at Pritchard Park at 4 p.m. before beginning our pub crawl at Twin Leaf Brewery at 4:30 p.m. After Twin Leaf, we’ll visit the Funkatorium and Burial Beer Co. All three locations are dog-friendly, so feel free to coordinate your costume with your well-behaved pups and bring them along for this fun, free Halloween celebration!
Join with other lake loving volunteers on Saturday, November 5th for MountainTrue’s 12th Annual Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup. The event will kick off at 9am at the Towns County Swim Beach Pavilion across from the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds where volunteers will get their assigned cleanup locations and be given bags, gloves, and safety information. Coffee and grab-n-go breakfast snacks will be available, along with free t-shirts for the first 50 volunteers. Register to let us know you'll be there!
Did you know there are over 30 Forest Communities in the Southern Appalachians? Join us as we immerse ourselves in the Tanawha Trail's spruce-fir Forest and High Elevation Red Oak Communities on a guided hike with our Public Lands Director and Ecologist, Bob Gale. We'll learn how to identify forest communities and individual tree species, including Red Spruce, Fraser Fir, Yellow Birch, Fire Cherry, Mountain Ash, Sugar Maple, and more. We'll also take in stunning valley vistas surrounded by neighboring Ravens Rock, Table Top, and Hawksbill Mountains. This strenuous 4-mile hike can be steep in a few places, and various rocky areas make footing somewhat tricky. Please consider your ability to climb over rocks, traverse root systems and maintain physical balance before signing up for this hike. Registration is required.
MountainTrue is again hosting an Invasive Species workday to control nonnative invasive plants and restore native habitat in Bryson City Island Park. We will 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. All you have to bring is water and energy! Please register in advance so that we will have enough tools, gloves, etc. Let’s work together to continue to improve the wildlife habitat and natural beauty at Island Park!