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June 2021

No Man’s Land Film Festival 2021

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

MountainTrue is excited to host our 4th Annual screening of the No Man's Land Film Festival to celebrate the many opportunities we have to play outside in the Southern Blue Ridge and the need to protect the places we play for the future. This year's film program will highlight intrepid climate activists, conservationists, problem solvers, committed grassroots organizers, and environmental justice champions - all women, and all inspiring!

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Broad River Race Day and Fun Float

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lake Houser, 1350 Lake Houser Rd
Mooresboro, NC 28114 United States
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Join us for the 3rd annual Broad River Race Day! We welcome folks to race at your own pace, and enjoy these 5 miles on the most beautiful stretch of the Broad River. Remember, the hare may not always out run the tortoise!

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Riverkeeper Beer Series River Clean Up with Wicked Weed

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for this year's Riverkeeper Beer Series! Come ready to float, clean up our river, and taste the release of the Riverkeeper Beer at the after-party. The clean-up will be on June 12th from 1-5 pm, ending at Wicked Weed for a celebratory beer. We will meet at the Pearson Bridge put in at 1 pm and take out in Woodfin. We'll put in on the river and pick up trash along the way. Then, we'll all head to Wicked Weed for some great beer!

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Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

MountainTrue and the City of Hendersonville Tree Board and Environmental Sustainability Board present our Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal on Tuesday, June 15th from 9 AM - 11 AM.

After you arrive we will provide a brief training on identifying target invasive plants and control methods (manual and herbicide application). From there we will walk to a section of the Oklawaha Greenway near the wetland forest, and remove three invasive species to restore native wetland habitat.

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MountainTrue University: Community-Powered Solar in the Fight Against Climate Change

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Organizer & Communications Manager, Eliza Stokes, to learn more about local advocacy for 100% renewable energy in our region. Eliza will focus on the power of two recent collaborative solar energy purchasing efforts in Buncombe County – one between local governments and public schools, and another among local residents and businesses – and explore how similar campaigns could build momentum for renewable energy in other communities in our region.

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July 2021

HCO July Snorkel

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 – $30

Join MountainTrue's  High Country Water Quality Administrator, Hannah Woodburn, and take the plunge to explore the unique ecosystems of the Watauga River. Hannah is a graduate student at Appalachian State University in biochemical toxicity and is one of the leading experts on the Watauga and its ecology. She is intimately familiar with the area and the river ecosystem and is eager to help us find some smallmouth bass, black nose dace, rainbow and brown trout, and hopefully some tangerine darters!

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MountainTrue University Climate Series: Climate Change and the Built Environment

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Climate change not only affects the forests and waterways of Western North Carolina--it is also directly impacting how our cities and towns develop. Join Chris Joyell, Director of the Asheville Design Center and MountainTrue's Healthy Communities Program, as we explore how climate change will impact our decisions around affordable housing, transportation and racial equity.

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Price Lake Float

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Interested in 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.

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Pints for a Purpose

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come out to Hi-Wire Brewing and enjoy a beer while learning about our Solarize program and support your neighbors! Hi-Wire Brewing will donate $1 from each pour of their Flagship pints during Neighbor to Neighbor Solar. Proceeds will help make no-cost or reduced-cost solar available for households making less than the area medium income.

As a member of the Neighbor to Neighbor Solar coalition, MountainTrue helps play an important role in the Solarize Asheville-Buncombe County Campaign. Using solar energy can greatly reduce the electricity burden for low-income families while simultaneously freeing up funds for other critical family support needs. Combined with the Solarize Asheville-Buncombe group discount pricing, we can further reduce the cost of solar and help make your donation go even further!

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Rhythm and Brews Waste Station Volunteers Needed!

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Rhythm and Brews event on July 15th and volunteer with MountainTrue's Recycling Team to educate participants and monitor the waste station! There are two shifts available the first shift runs from 5:30p -7:30p while the second shift runs from 7:30p-9:30p. For this event we need 4 people for the first shift and 4 people for the second, so 8 volunteers total.

Volunteers will receive a Rhythm and Brews T-shirt, a water bottle, a koozie, and a drink voucher for the event! We will see you there!

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