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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!

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

Dates:

  • December - 7, 17, 20 (all dates on Cane Creek)
  • January - 6, 10, 14, 18, 24, 31 (all dates on Hominy Creek)
  • February - 2, 7, 10, 11, 15 (all dates on Cane Creek)
  • March - 1, 10 (all dates French Broad in Transylvania County)

Times: 10am - 4pm

Locations: Cane Creek and Hominy Creeks 

DECEMBER and FEBRUARY dates will paddle Cane Creek.  

  • Meet 10AM at our put-in location,  Fletcher Community Park (85 Howard Gap Rd. Fletcher NC 28732).  We will carpool from Fletcher to our take out location, Westfeldt Park before putting onto the river. 

JANUARY dates will paddle Hominy Creek.

  • Meet 10AM.  Meeting locations will change, depending on water level, and will be emailed to you 1-2 days before the work day.

MARCH dates will be on the French Broad in Transylvania County

  • Meet 10AM.  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.
 

 


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