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September 2019

Big Sweep at Westfeldt Park

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Westfeldt Park, 83 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
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Join MountainTrue for the annual Big Sweep clean up - the biggest river clean up of the year! We'll be cleaning up the section of the French Broad from Lazy Otter Outfitters to Westfeldt Park. We will meet at 10:00am at Westfeldt park and then run a self-shuttle to Lazy Otter Outfitters to put in. Plan to bring your own boat, all your own paddling gear, water, sunscreen and food for the day. We will provide trash bags and gloves. Asheville Greenworks will be running clean ups on the sections of the French Broad near Asheville, so we'll join them afterward at the Zen Tubing location on Riverside Drive for awards, refreshments, and to celebrate our accomplishments.

WNC Big Sweep is a partnership of MountainTrue and our French Broad, Green, Broad, and Watauga Riverkeepers, Asheville Greenworks, Mills River Partnership, and RiverLink working together to clean as much litter and debris from WNC waterways in a unified effort.

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Big Sweep on the Green River

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fishtop Access, Green River Cove
Saluda, North Carolina 28773
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Free

Join MountainTrue's Green Riverkeeper for the annual Big Sweep clean up on the Green River! Paddle with us on the lower Green or support the effort by picking up litter along Green River Cove Road and trails of the Green River Game Lands to help us beautify this special place. Bring your own boat or reserve one of a limited number inflatable kayaks available (first come first serve by reservation).

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Big Sweep on Lake Adger

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Adger Marina, 4585 State Rd 1138
Mill Spring, NC 28756
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Free

Join in to support MountainTrue’s Green Riverkeeper for the annual Big Sweep clean up on Lake Adger! Cruise for litter on your boat, paddle out from the marina, or support the effort by picking up litter at the marina and along the shoreline. Please bring your own water and food for the day while we are out on the clean up, and be prepared for the elements. We'll gather afterward at a local watering hole for awards and refreshments. Contact our Lake Adger Big Sweep coordinator, Jamie Davidson, at jej1972@windstream.net with any questions.

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October 2019

Guided Fall Day Hike

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pilot Cove Loop Trail
$5 – $15

Join MountainTrue's Ecologist and Public Lands Director, Bob Gale, for a gorgeous and educational hike through Pisgah National Forest. This hike offers breaktaking views of the fall foliage, and if we are lucky, we will catch glimpses of the Monarch Butterfly migration. We will be hiking the Pilot Cove Loop Trail in Pisgah, which is approximately 4 miles long. The trail starts in a lesser known part of Pisgah National Forest and winds upward amongst the brightly colored sourwood and black gum trees. After opening up onto a beautiful rocky outcrop, the trails travels through recently logged forested as well as much older sections of forest. There are some steep inclines on this trail, but Bob will be making frequent stops to rest and interpret the flora and fauna.

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November 2019

Guardians of Our Troubled Waters – Film Exhibition and Discussion

November 2 @ 10:30 am
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, 179 Wood Thrush Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756
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What if we could smell our local rivers long before we could see them? What if our legacy was dead streams, poisonous water and a dying ecosystem? This was the story of our community not very long ago. Mark Twain remarked that many of the rivers he observed were “too thin to plow but to thick to drink” and that describes the French Broad River, the Pigeon, the Swannanoa, the Mills and the Green and many other regional waterways. Meet…

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Lake Chatuge Clean up

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Towns County Swim Beach Pavillion, US-76
Hiawassee, GA 30546

WRO will host the 10th Annual Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup, in conjunction with Georgia Rivers Alive! The event will kick off at the Towns County Swim Beach Pavilion at 9:00 AM with breakfast and coffee. Volunteer coordinators will lead teams of 5-10 to designated trash sites along the shores of Lake Chatuge and we’ll meet back at the swim beach pavilion at 11:30 for prizes. The first 100 volunteers to sign-in will receive a free Rivers Alive t-shirt. If you…

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