News & Events: Upcoming Events

Date of this Event: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy at their monthly CMLC Speaker Series on Monday, November 24, for a presentation discussing the mystery of crop circles with John Myers, founder and owner of Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community and Laughing Waters Retreat Center.

For centuries, these formations have been appearing around the world, becoming more intricate and astonishing with each passing year. Encoded with powerful geometry, a universal language, these mysterious numerical patterns spark a higher consciousness in people exposed to them. What is their purpose? What are these brilliant works of art communicating? Join us to learn about the background and history of crop circle phenomena and hear Myers's tales from his personal experiences studying and interpreting them domestically and abroad.

The November CMLC Speaker Series featuring John Myers will be held from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Henderson County Main Branch Library in the Kaplan Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.  For more information on the event, visit carolinamountain.org, or sign up to receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter, The Holler.

For questions, contact CMLC Outreach Associate Sarah Harden at sarahh@carolinamountain.org or 828-697-5777 ext 211.

CMLC conserves land and water resources to benefit the quality of life of residents and visitors in Henderson, Transylvania, and surrounding counties. Since 1994, the land trust has protected more than 27,000 acres of natural lands in our mountains.


Date of this Event: Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:00pm

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy on Thursday, October 23, to hear a presentation from Jeremy B. Jones, local author of the renowned book, Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland. Jeremy will read passages from the book and tell about his inspiration and life here in WNC and the Blue Ridge Mountains. He will also play his banjo, hold a Q&A session, and have a book-signing after the presentation.

With CMLC, a non-profit land conservancy, and Jeremy B. Jones, an avid supporter of conserving important and beautiful natural lands, this Speaker Series event centered around Bearwallow is sure to be inspirational and entertaining for everyone.

When and Where?

The CMLC Speaker Series featuring Jeremy B. Jones will be from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Henderson County Main Branch Library in the Kaplan Auditorium and is open and free to the public.

For questions, contact CMLC Outreach Associate Sarah Harden at sarahh@carolinamountain.org or 828-697-5777 ext 211.

CMLC conserves land and water resources to benefit the quality of life of residents and visitors in Henderson, Transylvania, and surrounding counties. Since 1994, the land trust has protected more than 27,000 acres of natural lands in our mountains.

 


Date of this Event: Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:00pm

CMLC’s 14th Annual

Saturday September 27th, 2014 @ 4-8pm

The Cabin Ridge

"Mountain Gold: 20 Years!"

Click here to make your reservation.

Raffle Ticket and Conservation Celebration Deadlines:  Our deadline for raffle ticket purchases online and Conservation Celebration reservations online is 5:00pm on Thursday, September 25th.  We can accept telephone purchases through 3:00pm on Friday September 26th for both raffle tickets and reservations. Contact us at 828-697-5777.

Event Features:

Live and silent auctions: 

Click here to view the auction items.

2014 CMLC Trip Raffle Drawing - Enter to win a trip of your choice! $100 per ticket; only 150 will be sold. 

Click here to purchase trip raffle tickets.

Music by Nitrograss

Food by The Corner Kitchen of Asheville

Guided pre-celebration hike to Little Sunset Rock

Click here for driving directions to The Cabin Ridge.

Inclement Weather Policy: Due to the secluded setting of this venue, cancellation may be necessary in the event of heavy rain or lightning. If cancellation occurs, your non-refundable reservation becomes fully tax-deductible. Notice of cancellation will be available on our website (carolinamountain.org) and outgoing phone message (828.697.5777) the morning of the event.


We Need Your Help! Become a Sponsor or Donate an Auction Item for CMLC's Conservation Celebration:

Guardians of the Green Business Memberships & GoG Sponsorship Pledge Form

Individual Sponsorship Opportunities & Individual Sponsorship Pledge Form

Auction Donation Form


Date of this Event: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:00am
Get outdoors with CMLC on Wednesday, June 18th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm to remove non native invasive plants from The Places You Love. We will be working on CMLC's Florence Nature Preserve near Gerton, NC.
What we will be doing: We will be removing non native invasive plants by cutting with hand tools and then applying herbicide. Training will be provided on site. All protective equipment will also be provided. 
 
Sample Schedule: 
10:00 am - Meet and Carpool to site
10:15 am - Arrive at site and give introductions and safety talk 
11:00 am - Start work
12 or 1 - Take lunch break
~3:00 pm - End work. Take a hike!
 
What to bring: 
Lunch 
Water bottle 
Long pants and sleeves
Closed toe hiking shoes 
Hat (optional)
Work gloves (if you have them) 
Rain gear (just in case) 
Emergency contact information (also, just in case!)
 
To sign up for this, and other scheduled invasive species workdays please contact Kristen at Kristent@carolinamountain.org or use the link below!
 


Date of this Event: Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:00am
Get outdoors with CMLC on Saturday, June 14th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm to remove non native invasive plants from The Places You Love. We will be working on CMLC's Florence Nature Preserve near Gerton, NC.
What we will be doing: We will be removing non native invasive plants by cutting with hand tools and then applying herbicide. Training will be provided on site. All protective equipment will also be provided. 
 
Sample Schedule: 
10:00 am - Meet at site
10:15 am - Introductions and safety talk 
11:00 am - Start work
12 or 1 - Take lunch break
~3:00 pm - End work. Take a hike! 
 
What to bring: 
Lunch 
Water bottle 
Long pants and sleeves
Closed toe shoes hiking shoes
Hat (optional)
Work gloves (if you have them) 
Rain gear (just in case) 
Emergency contact information (also, just in case!)
 
To sign up for this, and other scheduled invasive species workdays please contact Kristen at Kristent@carolinamountain.org or use the link below!
 


Date of this Event: Fri, 06/13/2014 - 5:30pm

Landowners, Volunteers, and the General Public are invited to join CMLC this Friday for a free, one hour Invasive Species Workshop. 

Workshop will cover Invasive Species background, identification of common non native invasive plants to Western North Carolina, and treatment methods. 

When: June 13th from 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Where: CMLC Office, 847 Case St. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Then sign up for Saturday, June 14th workday to apply what you've learned!

All attendees will recieve a free copy of A Field Guide for Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests, and the associated Management Guide published by the USDA - Forest Service.

Information will be presented by Kristen Todd, CMLC Volunteer Program Associate and co-owner of KD Ecological Services - specializing in non-native invasive plant management using chemical, mechanical, and biological control methods.

Class is limited to 15 people. Please sign up early by using the following link to VolunteerSpot.


Date of this Event: Sun, 06/08/2014 - 9:00am

Get your hands dirty with CMLC, Carolina Mountain Club, and REI Asheville on National Trails Day, Sunday June 8th. Help build the new Trombatore Trail, a three mile extension of the popular Bearwallow Mountain Trail in the Hickory Nut Gorge.
 
Spend a fun day in the woods while being part of constructing one of the region's newest and most exciting hiking trail systems. The new trail is a segment of the developing 15-mile Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trail that will connect the grassy bald of Bearwallow Mountain to other conserved lands in the Gorge, including the scenic summit of Blue Ridge Pastures as well as CMLC's 600-acre Florence Nature Preserve.
 
No experience is necessary, but adequate physical fitness (for working in rugged terrain while using heavy tools) is required. Participants will receive a special edition REI volunteer T-shirt. Space is limited to 25 volunteers. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Workday will last from 9 AM - 3 PM. Wear long pants, long sleeves and closed-toe hiking shoes or boots, dress for poison ivy, bring work gloves, sun protection, water and snacks/lunch.
 
Registration via REI Asheville is required. Meet at the Bearwallow Mountain trailhead (directions: http://bit.ly/14somTT).
 
 
For questions, contact CMLC Trails Associate Matt Kirk at matt@carolinamountain.org or 828-697-5777.

Date of this Event: Sat, 06/07/2014 - 9:00am

Help CMLC by shopping at Hendersonville's Mast General Store (527 N. Main St.) and eating at The Green Room (536 N. Main St.) on Land Trust Day: Saturday, June 7th, 2013.

In support of land conservation in western NC, Mast General Store will donate 20% of all sales on Land Trust Day to CMLC (Hendersonville location only) and The Green Room in Hendersonville will donate 10% of all breakfast and lunch sales (8:30 to 3:00 pm) to CMLC. 

Browse Mast General Store online now and make your list to purchase in the store on June 7th. Be sure to also bring your appetite and enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch at The Green Room across the street, all in support of land conservation and CMLC! 


Date of this Event: Sun, 06/01/2014 - 2:00pm

The Mills River Partnership is sponsoring “Mills River Day” on Sunday, June 1st from 2-5 p.m. at North River Farms (3333 North Mills River Road, Mills River, NC 28759).

The theme of the event is “The River Connects Us.” It will feature fun-filled water quality educational activities for kids of all ages and hayrides to see agricultural water protection projects. There will also be a bounce house, corn bin, and a fire truck. The Lonesome Road Band will provide entertainment.

The event is free and open to the public. The first 100 visitors will receive a flowering hanging basket.

Mills River Day needs approximately 15 volunteers to help with set up, clean up, simple educational activities for kids, watching the farm animals (experience with livestock necessary), and general support for the event (floaters). 

Volunteers will be needed from 12:30-6:00pm, with shifts lasting from 1.5 hours- 5 hours, with the opportunity for breaks to enjoy the event. Interested volunteers can register online, or contact Jenn Wood at jenn@carolinamountain.org or (828)697-5777 (ext.212).

 

Date of this Event: Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:00am
Get outdoors with CMLC on Wednesday, May 21st from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm to remove non native invasive plants from The Places You Love. We will be working on CMLC's Lewis Creek Nature Preserve near Edneyville, NC (directions will be provided once registered).
What we will be doing: We will be removing non native invasive plants by cutting with hand tools and then applying an aquatic safe herbicide. Training will be provided on site. All protective equipment will also be provided. 
 
Sample Schedule: 
10:00 am - Meet and Carpool to site
10:15 am - Arrive at site and give introductions and safety talk 
11:00 am - Start work
12 or 1 - Take lunch break
~4:00 pm - End work. 
 
What to bring: 
Lunch 
Water bottle 
Long pants and sleeves
Closed toe shoes 
Hat (optional)
Work gloves (if you have them) 
Waders or tall rubber boots (if you have them)
Rain gear (just in case) 
Emergency contact information (also, just in case!)
 
To sign up for this, and other scheduled invasive species workdays please contact Kristen at Kristent@carolinamountain.org or use the link below!
 


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