Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail Kickoff at Island Park in Bryson City, NC

Bryson City Island Park 213 Bryson St, Bryson City, NC, United States

Beat the heat and help us celebrate the launch of the Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail in Bryson City! We will unveil our new educational signage, then get in the river and explore our underwater backyard. Snorkelers will be treated to a beautiful array of creatures like Tangerine Darters and Warpaint Shiners, which are common at this site, as well as other fish, salamanders, freshwater mussels, crayfish, macroinvertebrates, and more.


Antlers & Acorns: The Boone Songwriters Festival

559 W King St, Boone, NC 28607 559 W King St., Boone, NC, United States

Antlers and Acorns: The Boone Songwriters Festival brings together the wordsmiths, the weavers of chords and sharps and flats, the storytellers, the prophets, and the liars. The town is the venue, the bars and restaurants, the cafes, and the stage. Fans of words and music will walk the streets from one welcoming door to the next to hear their favorite singer/songwriter tell the stories of their songs, where they came from, and where they went.

8th Annual Sarah Sweep and First Broad River Festival

Double Shoals Mill 199 Old Mill Rd., Shelby, NC, United States

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 […]

Field Session for new Adopt-A-Stream volunteers in Young Harris, GA

Cupid Falls Park Young Harris, GA

MountainTrue is offering the opportunity for residents that value clean water in the Hiwassee River watershed to get involved in a hands-on way with our volunteer water quality monitoring program. Volunteers can get certified to sample Water Chemistry and/or Bacteria. In the Water Chemistry workshop volunteers will learn how to test stream samples for dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH and conductivity.


Watauga Tailwaters End of Summer Guided Paddle near Johnson City, TN

Blevins Boat Ramp Blevins, Johnson City, TN, United States

Join MountainTrue's Riverkeeper water team staff on a guided tailwater float on the Watauga River. The Watauga Riverkeeper and French Broad Riverkeeper teams have decided to team up to spend the Friday afternoon on the water.

End of Summer Volunteer Appreciation Cookout

The Valle Crucis Community Park 2892 Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis, NC, United States

To celebrate the end of Swim Guide season, we would like to celebrate our volunteers for their efforts in our clean water work. This is also a chance to reconnect with our volunteers involved with our monthly VWIN chemical sampling program. We are so excited to share stories of how their sampling has made a […]

The River Runs On screening in Boone, NC

Appalachian Theater 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Join Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC) on September 22nd at the Appalachian Theater in Boone for a thought-provoking documentary that explores the delicate balance between human intervention and the preservation of our natural heritage.


Green River Big Sweep in Saluda, NC

Fishtop Access 2302 Green River Cove, Saluda, North Carolina

Join the Green Riverkeeper and Creation Care Alliance Saturday, September 23rd for our Big Sweep event! This month's event will be a part of the Big Sweep movement that happens throughout our region! You do not have to kayak to be a part of the clean. We absolutely welcome road-side helpers too!


Bartram Trail Hike: Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain

Bartram Trail at Jones Gap 35°04'33.7"N 83°17'16.6"W, Sugarfork, NC

This 4.6-mile lightly trafficked section of the Bartram Trail near Highlands, NC features spectacular views into the Tessentee Valley of Macon County. Jones Knob and Whiterock Mountain are a pair of peaks that lie along this rather tame stretch of the Bartram Trail, one of North Carolina's premier long distance trails.