The Mills River Partnership (MRP) is pleased to sponsor the second annual “Mills River Day” on Sunday, May 31st from 2-5 p.m., hosted by local farm, North River Farms (3333 North Mills River Road). Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Weed Action Coalition of the Hickory Nut Gorge (WAC-HNG), and many other groups will be in attendance.
Join MRP in celebrating the theme “The River Connects Us” to learn the many aspects that join the Mills River community and watershed to the greater Hendersonville/Asheville area through the use of the river’s resources. This event aims to educate participants about the river and water quality issues, help build stronger sense of community, and raise awareness of local agriculture.
This fun and educational community event for kids of all ages will have a bounce house, farm animals, wagon rides, farm equipment demonstrations and displays, fire safety house and fire truck demonstration, ice cream and BBQ. Live music by the Lonesome Road Band.
It will also feature fun-filled water quality activities including fly-fishing and kicknet demonstrations for river “bugs” and water improvement projects near the river, as well as agricultural activities including the Farm Simulator and a no-till demonstration.
Also, meet local author Marci Spencer available to sign her newest book Pisgah National Forest: a History.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. The first 100 visitors will receive a flowering hanging basket.
For more information or media inquiries, please contact MRP at 708-7388 or visit www.millsriverwater.org.
Through Mills River Day, the Mills River Partnership hopes to foster connections between the Mills River, the people who use its water resources, and the people who live within its watershed. The Mills River Partnership is a not-for-profit organization that addresses water quality in the Mills River watershed. MRP has a diverse board of directors, with members from the agricultural community, local governments, and conservation organizations. MRPs work focuses on educating the local community about water quality issues and helping farmers and other landowners implement best management practices to control sediment pollution.