PADDLE-n-PLANT Work Day Volunteering Opportunity
 
 The French Broad Riverkeeper and MountainTrue are combating sediment erosion in our local waterways. Sediment is a major polluter in our river basin, clogging fish and aquatic habitats, increasing water temperatures, and transporting toxic substances. We are helping to reduce the amount of sediment that flows into our rivers by planting live-stakes along eroding riverbanks. These stakes will grow into trees that will stabilize the sides of the rivers and creeks where we plant them, and will reduce the overall amount of sediment getting into the river. We have lots of dates to choose from, so come out to one or more of our Paddle-n-Plant work days!  (Also, please mention that you are connected with LandO’Sky Chapter of Trout Unlimited so that the organizers can see the connection to us.)

LINK TO SIGN UP

*Please note the deadline to sign-up will be by noon on the day before the event. Thanks!

Dates:

  • January – 17, 19
  • February – 2, 7, 27
  • March – 8, 13

Times: 10am – 4pm

Locations: French Broad River in Transylvania and Henderson Counties. Meeting locations will change, depending on water level, and will be emailed to you 1-2 days before the work day.

What to bring with you:

  • Lunch
  • extra change of clothes
  • warm layers (we’ll be on the water, so dress for weather, but also make sure it’s things you don’t mind to get dirty); we’ve got a couple dry bags
  • rubber boots and/or waders (We have some, but not many so bring your own if you have them.)
  • pocket knife (if you have one)
  • water to drink
  • really, just what you think you need to keep warm and dry that day.
 
  (If you cannot get the link to work for you, please contact our Conservation Chair, Jay Hawthorne, at johnjhawthorne@gmail.com and he will help you get in touch with the Work Day organizers.)
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