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December 2019

HCO Paddle-n-Plant Workday

December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Road
Valle Crucis, NC 28604 United States
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The Watauga Riverkeeper and MountainTrue are combating sediment erosion in our local waterways. Sediment is a major polluter in our river basin, clogging fish and aquatic habitats, increasing water temperatures, and transporting toxic substances. We are helping to reduce the amount of sediment that flows into our rivers by planting live-stakes along eroding riverbanks. As these stakes grow into trees, they stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them and reduce the overall amount of sediment getting into the river. So, come hop in a boat and help us reduce erosion along our local rivers!

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Alexander River Park Public Workday

December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander River Park, 2590 Old Marshall Highway
Alexander, NC 28701
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Join Asheville GreenWorks, Mountain True and RiverLink for a restoration extravaganza! RSVP here We will start our service with an intro into the Alexander River Park's history, the benefits of several important native species found here and learn how to improve riparian buffer zones. Following the intro we will break into groups that will rotate through our four activities : River Cane Propagation, Invasive Removal, Tree Planting and Stream Cleanup. All tools, water and snacks will be provided -- Just…

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Hendersonville Green Drinks: The Plastic Reduction Task Force & the Trash Trout

December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Bear Coffee, 318 N. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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 On Thursday, December 12th, Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Eric Bradford, Director of Operations for Asheville GreenWorks, who will talk about their newly formed Plastic Reduction Taskforce and the locally installed Mud Creek Trash Trout. Bradford will also discuss the French Broad Litter Reduction Program, and other programs that focus on reducing our dependence on single-use plastics. He’ll also touch on how reducing our plastic consumption can protect fragile ecosystems, and ways that you can get involved. Hendersonville Green Drinks is…

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HCO Paddle-n-Plant Workday

December 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Road
Valle Crucis, NC 28604 United States
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The Watauga Riverkeeper and MountainTrue are combating sediment erosion in our local waterways. Sediment is a major polluter in our river basin, clogging fish and aquatic habitats, increasing water temperatures, and transporting toxic substances. We are helping to reduce the amount of sediment that flows into our rivers by planting live-stakes along eroding riverbanks. As these stakes grow into trees, they stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them and reduce the overall amount of sediment getting into the river. So, come hop in a boat and help us reduce erosion along our local rivers!

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January 2020

Hendersonville Green Drinks: How Geology Has Shaped Your Favorite Mountains and Waterfalls

January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Appalachian Coffee Co., 1628 5th Ave W
Laurel Park, NC 28739
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On Thursday, January 9th, Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Bill Jacobs, author of the recently published book “Whence these special places?”, an exploration of the geologic processes that produced WNC’s array of mountains and waterfalls. Jacobs will discuss how some of our most iconic natural places were formed, including Panthertown Valley, Looking Glass Rock and Falls, Shining Rock, Devil’s Courthouse, and Triple, Rainbow and Whitewater Falls. The book and presentation are designed for non-scientists, so no previous geology knowledge is necessary.…

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Holiday Recycling in Hendersonville

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jackson Park Ball Field, 801 Glover St
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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MountainTrue is proud to host its annual Holiday Recycling Event at Jackson Park on Saturday, January 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Area residents are invited to bring their Christmas trees, wreaths, broken string lights and used greeting cards to be mulched and recycled. Trees, wreaths, lights and greeting cards should be brought on the day of January 11. Trees and wreaths should be stripped of all decorations and lights. The mulcher has been provided by King Hardware &…

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Rate Hike Hearing in Franklin

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Macon County Courthouse, 5 W. Main street
Franklin, 28734
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Duke Energy is trying to raise our electric bills to pay for dirty energy. Again. The company’s latest rate hike proposal would increase residential electricity costs by another 6.7% – or about $97 more per year for the average customer. Duke’s proposal lacks any direct investment in renewable energy and would raise our rates to burn more gas, create a “deferral” account of up to $2.5 billion for Duke to access in a future rate hike, and call for customers…

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Rate Hike Hearing in Morganton

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burke County Courthouse, 201 South Green Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
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Duke Energy is trying to raise our electric bills to pay for dirty energy. Again. The company’s latest rate hike proposal would increase residential electricity costs by another 6.7% – or about $97 more per year for the average customer.

Duke’s proposal lacks any direct investment in renewable energy and would raise our rates to burn more gas, create a “deferral” account of up to $2.5 billion for Duke to access in a future rate hike, and call for customers to foot the bill to clean up coal ash – even though Duke knew this coal ash was toxic as far back as the 1980s, and did nothing to prevent it. The rate increase would also come only two years after their last rate hike, and would be their fifth rate hike in ten years.

On January 16, join MountainTrue members in Morganton to tell the NC Utilities Commission: Enough is enough. Don’t let Duke pass the bill for more dirty energy to customers.

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Timber Sale Project Hike

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$5 – $15

Join us for a a hike to the part of Nantahala National Forest that will be impacted by the Buck Creek Timber Sale. Our Public Lands Biologist, Josh Kelly, will explain how timber sales work, what makes for a good timber project, and show us what areas will be impacted by the Buck Creek Project. We'll hike through a less frequented part of the National Forest on an out-and-back section of the Chunky Gal Trail. This hike is considered difficult: this section is 5 miles long and includes substantial elevation gain.

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Climate Change Communication Strategies

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Collider, Suite 401, 1 Haywood St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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The Collider on January 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM for an engaging evening on effective strategies for climate change communication. From 5:30-6:00 PM, there will be a brief reception in the Collider lobby with complimentary beer and beverages. We, and several other organizations who are co-hosting the event, will be tabling in the lobby. At 6:00 PM, there will be a brief presentation followed by an open and informal facilitated discussion on types of effective communication strategies and how individuals can…

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