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June 2019

1st Annual Broad River Race Day

June 1 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 1st ever Broad River Race Day! We welcome folks to race at their own pace, and enjoy 5 miles on the most beautiful stretch of the Broad River. Remember, the hare may not out run the tortoise!

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Oklawaha Greenway Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

You'll get a brief training on identifying target invasive plants and control methods (manual and herbicide application). Then we'll walk to a section of the Greenway near the wetland forest and remove three invasive species to restore native wetland habitat.

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Saving Ash Trees from the Emerald Ash Borer

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Transylvania County Public Library, Brevard, 212 South Gaston Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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Josh Kelly, Public Lands Biologist for MountainTrue will give an informational presentation on the emerald ash borer beetle. The presentation will include information on the ecology and abundance of ash in the region, what landowners can do to save treasured trees, and the efforts of MountainTrue and the Pisgah Conservancy to "Save Pisgah's Ashes".

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Richmond Hill Invasive Species Workday

June 8 @ 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.

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Lewis Creek Preserve Nature Walk

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Edneyville Community Center, 15 Ida Rogers Drive
Hendersonville, NC
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Lewis Creek Preserve is an eight-acre preserve protected and managed by Conserving Carolina. MountainTrue Ecologist and Public Lands Director, Bob Gale, will lead a slow hike along the trail, interpreting the plant life, wildflowers, and value of pollinators on this property. The visit includes a boardwalk which overlooks an example of the remaining rare Southern Appalachian Bog ecosystems. Bob and MountainTrue have special expertise in managing these bogs and in addressing their threats, including non-native invasive plants.

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Hendersonville Green Drinks: Climate Change

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Bear Coffee, 318 N. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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We will hear from climate scientist Deke Arndt. Check back later for more details.

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Green River Fun Float

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Polk County Parks and Recreation, 105 N Peak St
Columbus, NC 28722
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Join MountainTrue's Green Riverkeeper, Polk County Parks & Recreation, and Conserving Carolina for a fun float on a little-used section of the Green River downstream of Lake Adger. Bring a lunch and meet at the Polk County Parks & Recreation office at 11 AM. Then we'll carpool and set a shuttle before putting on the river. We'll take a break halfway to eat and relax. Please indicate below if you will bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Our boats will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Come explore this beautiful section of river with us!

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Paddlein’ & Pints Day

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28712
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On June 15th Oskar Blues is hosting a day-long celebration of rivers, boating and beer, and they will be releasing a specialty beer that benefits MountainTrue. Oskar Blues will have an expo of paddling companies and a public paddle trip down the French Broad River (hosted by Headwaters Outfitters). Aaron Burdett (www.aaronburdett.com) is going to be the headlining music act performing at 6pm. We will have table at the event, so come stop by and support us by drinking some…

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Rhythm & Brews: Big Daddy Love and Travers Brothership

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Downtown Hendersonville, 528 N. Main St
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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The Rhythm & Brews concerts series brings together live music, great food, and local beer, wine and cider! These FREE concerts close part of South Main Street to make room for all of this fun, as well as a children's area with games and activities. Our second concert in the series is June 20th! Our opener will be Big Daddy Love at 5:30pm and the headliner is Travers Brothership at 7:30pm. The concert will be on Main Street between Allen & Caswell Streets in Hendersonville. We hope to see you there!

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Upper French Broad Riverfest

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Champion Park and Rosman Town Hall, 6 Main St
Rosman, NC 28772
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A free, family-oriented festival takes place riverside at Rosman’s Champion Park. Enjoy food trucks, music and lots of games and activities for kids – including tubing rides, archery, fishing, a scavenger hunt, live reptiles, balloons, face painting and more! Come watch the start of the 20-mile Hellbender Paddle Relay sponsored by Headwaters Outfitters, visit with our vendors and exhibitors and celebrate the River. Come check out our table!

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