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Protecting the World's Oldest Mountains
Protecting the World's Oldest Mountains

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Thanks to the Johnson City Press for sharing this story today about our upcoming Public Lands Picnic this weekend — and the critical importance of reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund before it expires in September.

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Environment/2018/03/28/Land-and-Water-Conservation-Fund-picnic-to-build-momentum-for-preservation.html?ci=stream&lp=13&p=1
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Mountain Xpress
Mountain Xpress
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Celebrate Earth Month! We have a full schedule of upcoming hikes, events, volunteer work days, and more from the end of March through the month of April. Join us!

This coming Monday, March 26, we welcome guest speakers and national parks ambassadors Audrey and Frank Peterman to Asheville. FREE and open to the public, they will deliver the keynote for UNC Asheville's Spring Greenfest beginning at 7:00 pm in the Humanities Lecture Hall.

https://appalachian.org/event/guest-speakers-audrey-frank-peterman-unca/
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Our AmeriCorps Roan Highlands Volunteer & Outreach member, Travis Bordley, has put together a FANTASTIC video about the meaning of our mountains —“Land is My Gateway.”  Please check it out with the link below, and please vote for his video in the Land…
Vote for us to win $10,000 for conservation!
Vote for us to win $10,000 for conservation!
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Are you ready to celebrate Appalachian Spring? Join us on Thursday, May 19 from 6 to 8 pm in the beautiful meadow at Highland Brewing Company - and enjoy LIVE music by the Screaming J's Band and small plates prepared by Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready program. Plus - raffle for amazing camping/hiking/biking gear prizes and more. Purchase tickets in advance to save! Available online now at http://shop.appalachian.org/…/appalachian-spring-celebration
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Time is running out to get your Early Bird tickets for our Appalachian Spring celebration on Thursday, May 19! Join us, with your friends and family, for a lovely evening in The Meadow at Highland Brewing Company to celebrate 42 years conservation — and almost 70,000 protected acres! Food will be provided by the Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready Program, with live music by the Screaming J's Band. Purchase discount tickets in advance at: http://shop.appalachian.org/collections/appalachian-spring-celebration
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Earlier this winter, naturalist Luke Cannon joined SAHC hikers to explore the beautiful Rough Creek Watershed in Canton, NC. In 2003, a conservation easement was placed on the watershed in a joint effort by SAHC and the State of North Carolina to protect…
Winter Tree I.D. Hike
Winter Tree I.D. Hike
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We assisted the NC Wildlife Resources Commission in purchasing a 64-acre tract adjoining the Cold Mountain Game Lands near Lake Logan. The forested tract, formerly owned by the Caldwell family, adjoins the Cold Mountain Game Lands and Significant Natural…
Cold Mountain Game Lands Assist
Cold Mountain Game Lands Assist
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Conservation doesn’t end with recording a land protection document. Stewardship of protected lands extends in perpetuity, and sometimes requires remediation of past problems for a property. Dedicated East TN State Univ. students responded to our call for…
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