The Mills River Partnership (MRP) along with CMLC and MountainTrue are pleased to present the third annual “Mills River Day” on Sunday, May 22nd from 1-5 p.m. The event will be held at Mills River Park, located at 124 Town Center Drive, Mills River, NC.
Join us in celebrating with the theme “The River Connects Us” to learn how the Mills River community and watershed are joined 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, helps build a stronger sense of community, and raises awareness of local agriculture.
We are looking for volunteers that can help out at this awesome event! Shifts will run 2 to 2.5 hours long and volunteers are encouraged to come early or stay after their shift to enjoy Mills River Day with their friends and families. To learn more about volunteering or to sign up, click here.
This fun and educational community event is for kids of all ages and will have a bounce house, inner tube rides, wagon rides, conservation tours, farm equipment demonstrations and displays, and a fire safety house. Ice cream, BBQ, and other food truck cuisine will be available as guests enjoy live music and entertainment provided by the Lonesome Road Band and local musicians and storytellers.
Mills River Day will also feature fun-filled water quality activities including fly-fishing and kicknet demonstrations, in which guests can hunt for river “bugs” and learn about water improvement projects near the river.
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 courtesy of Van Wingerden Greenhouse Co.!
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. MRP's 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.