Nature Walk prior to the Spring Fling Street Fair & Nature Expo in Andrews, NC 4/22/2023

Heritage Park 155 Wilson St., Andrews, NC

Are you ready to get outside to celebrate Earth Day? Join us in Andrews for the town’s annual Spring Fling & Nature Expo. At 10:00, just prior to the festival's start time, MountainTrue's western region program director, Tony Ward will be leading a nature walk and tour of a stream restoration project at the Andrews Heritage Park.

Jackson Greenway Workday 4/29

Jackson County Greenway Loop Monteith Gap Rd, Cullowhee, NC

MountainTrue, in partnership with Mainspring Conservation Trust, is hosting another volunteer workday to control non-native invasive plants and restore native habitat at the Jackson County Greenway. We will primarily be pulling up roots and using hand tools to remove invasive shrubs like Chinese privet and then treat the stumps. No prior experience is necessary; we will provide tools and training.

May Microplastics Sampling in the High Country

Help Watauga Riverkeeper keep tabs on the amount of microplastics in our rivers! Once you sign up to help sample, one of our staff members will email you to set you up with a site that is most convenient for you to collect quarterly.

Guided River Snorkel near Boone, NC 5/6

Watauga Upper Gorge Access 2531 Old Watauga River Rd, Sugar Grove, NC

Join our High Country Water Team in exploring aquatic wildlife in the Watauga River. We will get up close and personal with many native fish species, such as the tangerine darter. Using view buckets, we can see under the water’s surface and observe the life teeming below.

Waiting List: Pilot Cove Loop Spring Hike 5/10

Join MountainTrue’s Ecologist and Public Lands Director Bob Gale for a gorgeous and educational hike through Pisgah National Forest. We will be hiking the Pilot Cove Loop Trail which is approximately 4 miles long. This hike offers everything from wildflowers to forests.

French Broad Float 2023

Hot Springs Campground 315 Bridge Street, Hot Springs, NC

Our annual French Broad Float is back! Every year, MountainTrue and our French Broad Riverkeeper guide participants on an incredible trip down a stretch of the French Broad River, creating powerful memories of camping under the stars on the French Broad River Paddle Trail and exploring what can feel like uncharted territory right in our own backyards. Leave the hustle behind, and experience the joys of river travel while having your meals provided, your campfire built and your gear transported for you to your next campsite.