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March 2019

Stream Team Training

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W Campus Dr
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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Interested in helping protect WNC's rivers? Join a Stream Team today! Our stream teams assess the health of local rivers by collecting and identifying aquatic insects that serve as indicators of water quality. This one day Stream Monitoring Information Exchange (SMIE) workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to join a stream team. The morning will be spent learning about these insects in the lab. We will head out into the field in the afternoon to learn the protocol. All materials, lunch and snacks will be provided. Please wear clothes you can get dirty and bring a water bottle!

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Climate Interactive Role Play

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church, 20 Oak Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join the Creation Care Alliance and MountainTrue as we share the Climate Interactive’s World Climate Role Playing Experience in collaboration with theCollider’s Climate City Expo Faith Track. This will be an interactive experience that explores global poverty, power, politics and spirituality. This role-playing activity provides participants with an intimate and interactive experience with U.N. Climate negotiations by allowing them to take on the role of various stakeholders and try and address the most pressing climate-related issues we face today. Learn more about World Climate here. Light food and beverages will be provided. You can see a short video of the basis for this experience here.


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April 2019

No Man’s Land Film Festival – Brevard

April 3 @ 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28712
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MountainTrue is thrilled to bring No Man’s Land Film Festival back to Western North Carolina. Join us at Oskar Blues Brewing in Brevard for a pre-show discussion at 7:00 with local women adventurers and environmental advocates followed by a screening of the No Man’s Land Film Festival at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here to get updates. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

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Supporting Native Species at Home – Workshop

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton Street
Asheville, NC 28806
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Have you been wondering if Butterfly Bush is really invasive?  If you can anything to help the monarchs?  If the English Ivy on your neighbor's fence might become a problem in your yard?  Yes, yes, and yes are the short answers.  To learn more, join us for a special presentation by MountainTrue ecologist Bob Gale.  He worked as a landscaper for 20 years before joining the fight against non-native invasive species in Western North Carolina.  We will discuss some common landscaping plants that are actually invasive, what you can do about them, and what native plants can replace them and support the local environment and pollinators in your own yard.  Come with questions or just to learn!

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Hendersonville Green Drinks: The Power of Partnerships to Achieve our Energy Future

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Bear Coffee, 318 N. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Hendersonville, NC - On Thursday, April 11th, Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Robert Sipes, the Vice President of Duke Energy’s Western Carolinas Modernization Project. The Project encompasses a number of energy reduction and infrastructure development programs, including the conversion of the Asheville Power Plant from coal to natural gas and community programs aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing demand. The increasing focus in Western North Carolina and worldwide on the connection between our energy sources and climate change, in addition…

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Richmond Hill Invasive Species Removal Workday

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Hill Park, 300 Richmond Hill Dr
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Join us and help restore native plant communities by controlling non-native invasive plants at Richmond Hill Park. This is the City of Asheville’s only forested park and is home to many special native plant and animal species! Volunteers help to stop the spread of harmful non-native invasive species and return native species to the unique park.

We’ll provide all gloves, equipment and necessary instructions. Please bring snacks, water and a rain jacket and wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes (no open shoes or sandals allowed for safety).

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Green River Spring Cleaning

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fishtop Access, Green River Cove
Saluda, North Carolina 28773
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Join MountainTrue's Green Riverkeeper and Liquidlogic Co-founder Shane Benedict for the 9th Annual Green River Spring Cleaning! We'll meet at the Fishtop Access (2302 Green River Cove Rd, Saluda, NC 28773) at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 13 where we will divide into teams then get on the river 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. Bring your boat, paddling gear, snacks/lunch, and water, and be prepared to get dirty and wet. After we're done, we'll head to The Gorge Zipline (166 Honey Bee Dr, Saluda, NC 28773) for an after party with awards.

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No Man’s Land Film Festival – Boone

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center 45, 200 Den Mac Dr
Boone, NC 28607
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Join us for the premier all-women adventure film festival featuring short films about women adventurers who will inspire you with their tenacity, their spunk and their femininity - all working to redefine what it means to be a woman in adventure, sport and film. Preceding the films, we will host a panel discussion featuring local women adventurers who will share their passions for outdoor pursuits and their commitment to protecting the rivers, mountains, and forests where they do their thing.

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Project Drawdown Workshop

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Henderson County Library, 301 N Washington Street
Hendersonville, NC 28739
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On April 16, MountainTrue, the Creation Care Alliance of WNC and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby of Henderson County are proud to co-sponsor the Introduction to Project Drawdown workshop – a workshop sharing what international researchers have identified as the one-hundred most impactful solutions to reverse climate change. The event will be held from 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at the Morris Kaplan Auditorium in the Henderson County Library. “The Project gives the uplifting message that each of us can play…

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Broad River Greenway Cleanup

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Broad River Greenway Canoe Access, 126 Broad River Drive
Shelby, NC 28152
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Join us for a river and trail cleanup on the Broad River Greenway. We will meet at the canoe access, just downstream from the Ranger Station. We encourage folks to bring your boat and paddle the Broad to collect trash or walk the trails to clean up the greenway. Please bring gloves and trash bags. If you're celebrating Easter that day, bring the whole family! This is a great way to finish up a holiday.

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