Trash Trout River Clean Out near Boone, NC 5/4

Want to get in the river AND contribute to its health? Assist with cleanout and inventory of trash types and brands found within the Trash Trouts. This weeks trash trout clean out will be at Winkler's Creek. Made from recycled materials, this passive litter collection device will be sure to get you asking questions and […]

13th Annual Green River Spring Cleaning in Saluda, NC

Fishtop Access Green River Cove, Saluda, North Carolina

Join MountainTrue's Green Riverkeeper and Liquidlogic Co-founder Shane Benedict for the 13th Annual Green River Spring Cleaning! We’ll divide into teams, then get on the river and roadside to pull out as much litter as possible before the summer paddling season. We need paddlers of all skill levels to tackle each section of the Green all the way from the Upper Green below the Tuxedo hydroelectric station, through the Narrows, down the Lower Green, and all the way to Lake Adger.

2023 Spring Green Bash

Green River Adventures 111 E. Main Street, Saluda, NC, United States

Get ready for an exciting day full of kayaking trips, waterfall rappelling, treks, cold beer, and good music when the Spring Green Bash — Saluda's favorite river and block party — returns on Saturday, May 6th! The whole Green River community is invited to the Spring Green Bash block party at Green River Adventures in downtown Saluda, NC.

Waiting List: Pilot Cove Loop Spring Hike 5/10

Join MountainTrue’s Ecologist and Public Lands Director Bob Gale for a gorgeous and educational hike through Pisgah National Forest. We will be hiking the Pilot Cove Loop Trail which is approximately 4 miles long. This hike offers everything from wildflowers to forests.

Swim Guide Volunteer Launch in the High Country

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

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our 23 swim guide sites in the New and Watauga River watersheds. Hear about how our mountain community is one of many contributing to an international effort to monitor bacteria levels at local “beaches” or, in our case, lakes or streams.

Nature Walk at Nodding Trilliums Private Nature Preserve in Cullowhee

Join us on this easy nature walk through the Pittillo Family Nature Preserve for in-depth information about the botany and geology of the area. We will be led by Dan Pittillo, owner of the property and retired Western Carolina University biology professor. We will be walking about a mile with 260 ft elevation gain through narrow foot trails in woodlands.


VWIN Sampling Weekend in the High Country 5/13-5/14

Concerned about chemical levels in the river? Help Watauga Riverkeeper Volunteers collect water samples at designated sites for chemical analysis at a state-certified lab. This volunteer opportunity is ongoing, please sign up and we will get in contact about details.

Guided River Snorkel near Boone, NC 5/20

Watauga Upper Gorge Access 2531 Old Watauga River Rd, Sugar Grove, NC, United States

Join our High Country Water Team in exploring aquatic wildlife in the Watauga River. We will get up close and personal with many native fish species, such as the tangerine darter. Using view buckets, we can see under the water’s surface and observe the life teeming below.

Moss Lake Paddle Race and Fundraiser for Broad Riverkeeper

Camp Creek Boat Ramp 863 New Camp Creek Church Rd., Kings Mountain, NC, United States

All are invited to join us in this first ever paddle race at Moss Lake! This fundraiser for the Broad Riverkeeper will be a fun filled day of competition, prizes, and racing!