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November 2017

Forest Restoration Alliance Volunteer Workday

November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative invites you to participate in a fun and interesting volunteer workday with our partner the Forest Restoration Alliance (FRA). The FRA takes a long term view of hemlock restoration by working on selection and breeding for pest resistance in hemlocks and other native conifers.

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Impacts of Livestock Operations on Water Quality Presentation

November 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sanctuary Brewing Company, 147 1st Ave E
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Free

Hartwell Carson, French Broad Riverkeeper, and Gray Jernigan, Green Riverkeeper, will present on the impacts to our waterways from raining animals for food, particularly from large scale, industrial livestock operations.

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December 2017

A Tale of Two Timber Sales: Hike at the Panther Branch at Courthouse Creek

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Free

Ever wondered what a recently completed timber harvest on National Forest Land looks like? Join our forest ecology experts on December 2 for a hike to Courthouse Creek where you can see the after-effects of the first of two timber sales resulting from the Courthouse Project.

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Richmond Hill Park Restoration Initiative

December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Hill Park, 300 Richmond Hill Dr
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Richmond Hill Park is well loved recreational haven that needs our help! Join us and help restore native plant communities by controlling non-native invasive plants to make Asheville's only forested park a more beautiful and safe place for all.

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Hendersonville Green Drinks: The Plight of NC’s Hemlocks and What You Can Do

December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Bear Coffee, 318 N. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Join us on Thursday, Dec. 14, when Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Sara deFosset of the Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI). Sara will be speaking in depth about the efforts of the HRI to combat the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid’s effect on our Hemlock forests. She will also teach us how individuals can do their part to protect these wonderful native plants.

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Paddle-n-Plant: Live Staking With the French Broad Riverkeeper

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Westfeldt Park, 83 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
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Join the French Broad Riverkeeper and MountainTrue as we combat 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.

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January 2018

Give Your Christmas Trees, Lights & Holiday Cards a Second Life!

January 6 @ 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 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area residents are invited to bring their Christmas trees, broken string lights and used greeting cards to be mulched and recycled.

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Hendersonville Green Drinks: Protecting Pollinators

January 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Bear Coffee, 318 N. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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On Thursday, January 11, Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Kim Bailey, the coordinator of the Hendersonville Bee City USA program and a member of the national Bee City USA Board of Directors. Her organization aims to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and Kim will be speaking about what each of us can do to provide them with a healthy habitat.

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Franklin Hearing on Duke Energy Carolinas Proposed Rate Hike

January 16 @ 7:00 pm

Gather at the Macon County Courthouse in Franklin to make your voice heard about Duke's rate hike! Duke Energy Carolinas, which serves 2.2 million customers across the state including those in Macon, Transylvania, Polk, and parts of Jackson and Henderson counties, has requested approval to raise residential energy rates by 16.7% and to increase their revenue by approximately $647 million. With an increased monthly base charge from $11.80 to $17.79, all residential customers would now be charged about $213 per year before…

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Paddle-n-Plant: Live Staking with the French Broad Riverkeeper

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Westfeldt Park, 83 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
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Join the French Broad Riverkeeper and MountainTrue as we combat 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.

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