News & Events: Upcoming Events

Date of this Event: Tue, 04/28/2015 - 7:00pm

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) Tuesday, April 28th from 7:00PM to 8:00PM at REI Asheville to learn about the new CMLC White Squirrel Hiking Challenge, Version 3. CMLC is challenging outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels to get outside and explore the most beautiful locales among their 28,000 protected acres. Hike on your own schedule to 8 CMLC-conserved lands to earn the famous white squirrel patch. Come learn all about how to take the challenge, the amazing trails and destinations to hike, and how your efforts will help save more land and earn you free hiking gear.

Registration is Required. You can register here.

Contact Sarah Harden, CMLC Outreach Associate, for more details: sarahh@carolinamountain.org; 828-697-5777.


Date of this Event: Wed, 04/15/2015 - 6:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 26th TO APRIL 15th

 
Join CMLC on Wednesday, April 15th for a presentation from Kieran Roe, Executive Director of CMLC; Michael Cheek, Assistant Regional Forester of Region 3 for the NC Forest Service;Bill Holman, NC State Director of The Conservation Fund; and Justin Boner, Director of NC Real Estate of The Conservation Fund.
 
The program will consist of CMLC's involvement in the Headwater State Forest project, how the project got its start, and the history of the property. Then, there will be a presentation detailing the project, ending with the benefits, how much has been done so far, and how much more there is to go before goals are met.
 
The CMLC Speaker Series featuring a Headwaters State Forest project presentation will be held from 6:00-7:30pm at the Transylvania County Library in the Rogow Room. This presentation is co-sponsored by the NC Cooperative Extension
 
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.

 

“This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Transylvania County Library or Government.”

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, 03/26/2015 - 6:00pm

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) on Thursday, March 26th for a presentation entitled Restoring the Mighty Giant: Creating Resistance to Two Pathogens. Up until a century ago, American chestnut was considered one of the most prominent foundation species throughout the eastern hardwood forests. The accidental introduction of “chestnut blight” and “ink disease” resulted in the functional loss of American chestnut throughout its range.  Learn how The American Chestnut Foundation has developed a chestnut tree resistant to “chestnut blight” and is well on its way to developing a resistance to “ink disease.”

The presenter is Tom Saielli, Southern Regional Science Coordinator of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). Tom oversees the organization’s Southeast region which includes the TACF state chapters of KY, TN, NC/SC (Carolina’s), AL and GA.

The program is the March edition of CMLC’s Speaker Series—held monthly across the land trust’s service area of Henderson, Transylvania, and Rutherford counties. It will be held at the Transylvania County Public Library from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The event is co-sponsored by the NC Cooperative Extension. It 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.

“This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Transylvania County Library or Government.”

 

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 28,000 acres of naturally significant lands in our mountains.

 

 


Date of this Event: Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:00pm

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) Wednesday, January 14, 2015, for a presentation from Rose Senehi, the Western North Carolina author known for Dancing on Rocks, Render Unto the Valley, and many more. Rose will read passages from her books while elaborating on her local inspirations, some of which come from Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. At the end of her readings, Rose will conduct a Q&A session and book signings.

The CMLC Speaker Series Featuring Rose Senehi 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, please contact Sarah Harden, CMLC Outreach Associate at sarahh@carolinamountain.org or (828) 697-5777.


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

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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.


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