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March 2020

Mars Hill, NC: US Forest Service Draft Plan Public Meeting

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bentley Fellowship Hall, 265 Cascade St.
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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This is an opportunity to talk with US Forest Service specialists about aspects of the national forests you care about and to learn what is proposed for the management of these lands for the next 10-15 years. MountainTrue staff and members will also be on hand to discuss our own analysis of the draft and priorities we hope public comments will address. We hope to see you there!

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Hayesville: Forest Plan Public Comment Presentation and Happy Hour

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Valley River Brewery, 994 US-64 BUS
Hayesville, NC 28904 United States
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In response to the recent release of the draft Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Management Plan, MountainTrue is hosting gatherings across the region to present our own expert analysis of the plan alternatives, to hear from our supporters about your analysis and priorities, and to provide recommendations on how to draft and submit effective public comments. Please sign up to let us know you'll be there.

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Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia Film

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lees McRae College, 191 Main St. W
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
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$5

Hidden Rivers is a 1-hour film that explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region - revealing both the beauty and vulnerability of this aquatic life - and how many people are finding ways to protect these ecosystems.

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2020 First Annual North Fork Fest

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Headwater Outfitters Outdoor Adventures, 25 Parkway Rd
Rosman, NC 28772
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Join Headwaters Outfitters and the Whitewater Community for the First Annual North Fork Fest! A celebration of history and heritage of the North Fork of the French Broad River. Saturday, March 28th we will gather at Headwaters Outfitters with whitewater community enthusiasts and locally active vendors. Come say hello at the MountainTrue table! We will be conducting an organized Riverside Clean Up along the North Fork of the French Broad! (More Info Coming Soon) On site there will be Vendor…

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Climate Change & Christianity

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Plemmons Student Union, 263 Locust Street
Boone, 28608
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On Tuesday, March 31, the Holshouser Ethics program will host a free lunch and learn event on the campus of Appalachian State University. The event will be held in the Plemmons Student Union, Parkway Ballroom, beginning at 11:00 a.m. A panel conversation will feature Fred Bahnson, an award-winning journalist, author and non-profit founder who has a forthcoming book on "climate change and Christianity's ecological vocation." Bahnson authored Soil & Sacrament (Simon & Schuster, 2013), and his work has appeared in…

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Robbinsville, NC: US Forest Service Draft Plan Public Meeting

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Four Square Community Action Center, 196 Knight St.
Robbinsville, NC 28771 United States
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This is an opportunity to talk with US Forest Service specialists about aspects of the national forests you care about and to learn what is proposed for the management of these lands for the next 10-15 years. MountainTrue staff and members will also be on hand to discuss our own analysis of the draft and priorities we hope public comments will address. We hope to see you there!

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April 2020

Joyce Kilmer Hike

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a hike through Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. This section of trail travels through an old growth forest and contains many species unique to the Appalachian region. Registration for this event is not yet open, but if you sign up below, we will contact you when it does.

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Boone: Forest Plan Public Comment Presentation and Happy Hour

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Watauga County Public Library, Boone, 140 Queen St
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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In response to the recent release of the draft Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Management Plan, MountainTrue is hosting gatherings across the region to present our own expert analysis of the plan alternatives, to hear from our supporters about your analysis and priorities, and to provide recommendations on how to draft and submit effective public comments. Please sign up to let us know you'll be there.

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Paddle Camping on the FB Paddle Trail

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Have you ever wanted to do a paddle overnighter? Do you want to get a taste of a river expedition? Learn the secrets behind using the FB Paddle Trail. Here's a sneak peak: Secret #1: Your canoe or kayak is doing most of the heavy lifting. So, bring whatever you want! You're not backpacking, so if you want your dog to have a costume box and it fits in your boat, bring it. Secret #2: You can eat SOOOO well…

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Roadside & Riverside Clean up

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Long Rock, 241 Casar Lawndale Rd
Lawndale, NC 28090
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MountainTrue's Broad Riverkeeper is teaming up with Cleveland County Water on Saturday, April 18 for a cleanup along Casar Road and the First Broad River. This is the weekend before the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, so there's no better time to get outside and prevent trash from polluting our rivers. This stretch of green space will be part of the future greenway that Cleveland County Water is developing along the First Broad River.

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