News & Events: Upcoming Events

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!
 


Date of this Event: Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:00pm

Join CMLC Trails and Outreach Associate Matt Kirk and Brad Kee of Kee Mapping for a free presentation on the Southern Appalachian Loop Trail (SALT) at REI Asheville from 7:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 20th.

In April/May 2014, Brad hiked the 350+ mile route in less than 9 days. He will share stories and answer questions about his recent journey. Among other topics discussed will be The Missing Link: a short section between DuPont State Recreational Forest and Mountain Bridge Wilderness in South Carolina. The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy has been working to make this connection and can use your help and support.

SALT connects several iconic trails like the AT, Art Loeb, and Mountains to Sea Trail with new segments to create a highlight reel of the Blue Ridge. It passes through four states - NC, SC, GA, and TN, and it includes classic Southern Appalachian landmarks like Clingmans Dome, the Chattooga River, Shining Rock, and the waterfalls of DuPont.  

Click here for more information and to register for this event.


Date of this Event: Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:00am
Get outdoors with CMLC on Saturday, May 17th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm to remove non native invasive plants from The Places You Love. We will be working on one of CMLC's beautiful Conservation Easements between Mills River, NC and the Pisgah National Forest (directions will be provided once registered).
What we will be doing: We will be removing non native invasive plants by hand pulling. 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. Those interested are invited to gather at a local restaurant for some food and beverages
 
What to bring: 
Lunch 
Water bottle 
Long pants and sleeves
Closed toe 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, 05/16/2014 - 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: May 16th from 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Where: CMLC Office, 847 Case St. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Then sign up for Saturday's 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.

 


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