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August 2020

Beer Series with the Wedge Brewing

August 1

Despite the unusual times we find ourselves in, there is still trash collecting in our river. We hope that as many folks as possible can help us clean up the French Broad, but know that we can't all be on the river together. We are offering a limited capacity in person clean up as well as a virtual clean up with the Wedge on August 1st. There are prizes from ENO for the most interesting finds for both virtual and in-person participants!

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Virtual Green Drinks – August

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Tony Dunn, a former USFS Fire Behavior Analyst and a Camp Fire survivor. On November 8, 2018, a wildfire swept through the mountain town of Paradise, CA. It was the most destructive fire in California history and caused the permanent dislocation of nearly 50,000 people, most of them elderly and financially disadvantaged. Tony Dunn outlines how climate change contributed to the fire and how climate-driven disasters like the Camp Fire disproportionately impact vulnerable communities and their ability to recover.

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Beer Series with Wicked Weed

August 22

Join MountainTrue, the French Broad Riverkeeper, Wicked Weed Brewing and 98.1 The River for the another Riverkeeper Beer Series cleanup. This will be a virtual cleanup, so make sure to post your pics with the #wickedweedcleanup for a chance to win some great prizes from ENO! Cleanup the French Broad River, your local creek, roadway, or neighborhood.

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Broad River Fishing Tournament

August 29 - September 7

We’re excited to announce the first-ever Broad River Fishing Tournament! This is a for-fun and "bragging rights" only tournament. Recognition as the "Broad's Best Angler" will be given to the fisher person who has the highest combined total length of their three biggest fish. We will also recognize winners for catching the biggest bass, biggest catfish, biggest panfish (bream or crappie) and for the most unusual fish. Registration is free and donations support the Broad Riverkeeper program.

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September 2020

Virtual Green Drinks – September

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Thursday September 10th, Virtual Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Hume Davenport, Co-Founder and Executive Director of SouthWings, to discuss How Aviation Lifts Conservation throughout the Southeast and in Western NC. This talk will answer everything you ever wondered about Conservation Aviation but had no one to ask! Like...what is Conservation Aviation? Sign up to get the Zoom link to access the webinar.

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Apalachia Lake Paddle

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hiwassee Dam Recreational Facility, HIWASSEE DAM ACCESS Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
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$10 – $25

What better way to spend a hot Friday afternoon than paddling on a beautiful mountain lake? For this 2-hour lake canoe outing, we will paddle Apalachia Lake which has very little private shoreline development and no commercial recreation facilities, making it very peaceful and perfect for paddling. Fishing and swimming are both options along the way, so bring your line if you'd like.

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33rd Annual Big Sweep

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 8:00 pm

WNC Big Sweep is going virtual! Join us on social media from September 14th-20th to learn about our waterways, create positive environmental change, and help clean up our community by participating in a self-guided river or roadside cleanup any day that week.
Post your cleanup photos using the hashtag #WNCBigSweep2020 for a chance to win prizes!

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5th annual Sarah Sweep on the First Broad River, self-shuttle required

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cooke’s Hometown Market, 4601 Polkville Rd
Shelby, NC 28150 United States
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All are welcome to join us on this lovely section of river that Sarah Spencer held dear to her heart. While paddling the shallow, shaded, cool waters that flow between rock cliffs and rhododendron, Sarah would always stop to pick up any litter along the way. Sarah, Beejay, Billy, and Davey died tragically in 2016 in a car accident. This event is in remembrance and honor of these friends and their love for our river.

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MountainTrue University: Faith, Ecology & Race

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

Join us on September 23 for a conversation between Reverend Tami Forte Logan, Missioner of Faith4Justice Asheville, and Scott Hardin-Nieri, Director of the Creation Care Alliance. They will be exploring issues of faith, ecology and race while talking about how their individual programs and efforts to promote justice in our community complement each other's efforts. These two individuals have been partnering in various ways for the last few years and the discussion promises to be both rich and timely! Sign up to receive the zoom link to join the webinar.

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E-bike Tour of Downtown Asheville

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Flying Bike Tours, 225 Coxe Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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$20 – $40

Last year, our own Chris Joyell, Director of the Asheville Design Center guided us on a walking tour of downtown Asheville. This year, we're touring Asheville on bikes. We're teaming up with Flying Bikes Tours to take out a fleet of electric bikes. We will still pass through downtown, where Chris will share his extensive knowledge about Asheville's urban core, including stories of how redlining has shaped our city and what the future could hold for Asheville. With the bikes, we will expand our range, pedaling through the River Arts District and the Southside, experiencing the highlights (and lowlights) of Asheville's bike infrastructure. We will stop frequently to hear from Chris about the history of development in these areas and what the future might look like in these places. 

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