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2023 Fall Native Tree & Shrub Sale

MountainTrue Western Regional Office 90 Tennessee Street, Murphy, NC, United States

A key component to a healthy stream or lake and good water quality is native trees and shrubs. In order to raise awareness about the beautiful, resilient plants that are native to our Southern Appalachian Mountains and to provide a little funding for our ongoing invasive plant eradication efforts, we are again holding a Native Tree and Shrub Sale this fall. Choose from 30 species of native trees and shrubs, ranging from large shade trees, native ornamentals, pollinator species, and those particularly beneficial to wildlife. **Your order must be picked up in Murphy, NC on Saturday, November 18th between 9:00am & 12:00pm unless, due to exceptional circumstances, other arrangements are made PRIOR to placing the order.**

2023 Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup-13th Annual near Hiawassee, GA

Towns County Swim Beach Pavillion US-76, Hiawassee, GA

Join with other lake loving volunteers on Saturday, November 4th for the 13th Annual Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup. The event will kick off at 9am at the Towns County Swim Beach Pavilion across from the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds where volunteers will get their assigned cleanup locations and be given bags, gloves, and safety information. Coffee and grab-n-go breakfast snacks will be available, along with free Rivers Alive t-shirts for the first 30 volunteers.

Hike to Standing Indian Mountain near Hayesville, NC

Deep Gap Trailhead Parking Franklin, NC, United States

We'll use Deep Gap Rd before it closes for the season (Jan 2) to access the Appalachian Trail for a 5-mile round trip out-and-back hike to Standing Indian Mountain, elevation 5,439'. It's a gentle incline all the way up with only 1,095' of elevation gain over 2.5 miles. There are gorgeous views from the top, especially in December when all the leaves are off the trees!


First Day Hike in the Brasstown Wilderness near Young Harris, GA

Miller Trek Trailhead Young Harris, GA, United States

Join MountainTrue's Western Regional director on the first day of the New Year for a moderate 6-mile loop hike in the Brasstown Wilderness. The trail climbs at a consistent rate of 500 ft/mile for almost three miles, skirting around Rocky Knob where we'll take a short spur trail out to some rock outcrops for lunch and amazing views of both Hiawassee and Young Harris.