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June 2022

Broad River Race Day and Fun Float near Boiling Springs, NC 6/18/22

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

 

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Trash Trout Cleanout at the Middle Fork Greenway in Boone, NC 6/21/22

June 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Come join the Trash Trout cleanout at the Middle Fork Greenway on June 21st from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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Lewis Creek Preserve Nature Walk in Hendersonville, NC 6/23/22

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Lewis Creek Preserve is an eight-acre preserve protected and managed by Conserving Carolina. MountainTrue Ecologist & Public Lands Director, Bob Gale, will lead a slow hike along the nature trail, interpreting the plant life, wildflowers, and value of pollinators on this property. The boardwalk overlooks an example of the remaining rare Southern Appalachian Bog ecosystems. Bob and MountainTrue have special expertise in managing these bogs and in addressing their threats, including non-native invasive plants. Registration for this nature walk is required.

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Nonnative Invasive Plant Removal at Valle Crucis Community Park in Banner Elk, NC 6/23/22

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Come join the Nonnative Invasive Plant workday at Valle Crucis Community Park in Banner Elk, NC on June 23rd from 3-5 p.m.

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River Cleanup with Wicked Weed in Asheville, NC 6-25-22

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 – $10

Come join the river cleanup hosts MountainTrue and Wicked Weed, and sponsor HiWire Brewing on June 25 from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. as we clean up the French Broad River. T-shirts will be provided by Recover for all participants! After we finish the River Cleanup we will celebrate a successful day cleaning the river with a round of beer for everyone and also snacks! Prizes will be given for the weirdest trash. Registration for this event is required.

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July 2022

Guided River Snorkel near Sugar Grove, NC 7/1/22

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$20 – $30

Join MountainTrue's High Country water team and take the plunge to explore the unique ecosystems of the Watauga River through a guided snorkel trip. Much like ocean reef snorkeling, river snorkeling allows you an unparalleled viewpoint to explore all the nooks and crannies of your local river. By peeking under the water, you can find yourself swimming alongside darting fish or face-to-face with the tiny insect larvae that feed them. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a Hellbender. Registration for this event is required.

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Rhythm & Brews Waste Station Volunteers Needed in Hendersonville, NC 7/21/22

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - September 28 @ 8:00 pm

Are you passionate about sustainability/waste management? Join an upcoming Rhythm and Brews event and volunteer with MountainTrue’s Recycling Team to educate participants and monitor the waste station! Click here to learn more.

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Price Lake Paddle in Blowing Rock, NC 7/22/22

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5 – $15

Interested in exploring the beautiful scenes of the blue ridge parkway and meeting fellow environmental enthusiasts? Come paddle on Price Lake with the Watauga Riverkeeper and the water team staff. This event will be BYOB (bring your own boat!) but the kayak and canoe rentals are available on-site at Price Lake. This is one of our most pristine Swim Guide sites, with gorgeous mountain views located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Registration is required for this event.

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Craggy National Scenic Area Hike near Barnardsville, NC 7/23/22

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$5 – $15

Join MountainTrue for a hike in the proposed Craggy Mountain National Scenic Area. The Craggy Mountains are one of the mightiest mountain ranges in eastern North America and are traversed by the Blue Ridge Parkway. The National Forest Lands of the Craggy Mountains have popular support to become a national scenic area designed to permanently protect the scenic and biological values of the area. Join biologist Josh Kelly for a six-mile hike through the spectacular high elevation forests and vistas of the Craggies. Along the way, we will appreciate the flora, fauna, and natural history of the area. Registration for this event is required.

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Fontana Lake Paddle in Fontana, NC 7-30-22

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$10 – $30

Join us as we explore the Hazel Creek arm of Fontana Lake and the former town of Proctor, NC which was evacuated and flooded for the creation of the lake in 1944. The remnants of the town are now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

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