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Sat, Sep 23


Hillman Beer Old Fort

Asheville-Area National Public Lands Day Volunteer Workday [Copper Ridge Trail]

Work alongside friends new and old, including our partners from the Foothills Conservancy, to maintain and beautify the trail in honor of the 30th anniversary of National Public Lands Day!

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Asheville-Area National Public Lands Day Volunteer Workday [Copper Ridge Trail]
Asheville-Area National Public Lands Day Volunteer Workday [Copper Ridge Trail]

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hillman Beer Old Fort, 78 Catawba Ave, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA

About This Event

September 23rd is National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the largest single-day public lands volunteer event in the nation, coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation. In honor of this year’s 30th NPLD anniversary theme, “30 years of care and community,” we are mobilizing the EENC community to volunteer at state parks across North Carolina. In collaboration with the NC State Parks system, and with nonprofit partners across the state, EENC is excited to host volunteer workdays for our members – and community at large – on Saturday, September 23rd, to help maintain and protect the lands we love. Read on for details about the Asheville-area workday.

In partnership with our friends at the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, EENC members are invited to attend the Old Fort Trail volunteer workday in Old Fort, NC, from 9am-1pm. Work alongside friends new and old as you beautify and improve the popular Old Fort trail, followed by lunch at Hillman Beer! Details and RSVP are being coordinated by the Foothills Conservancy; use the link to sign up.

Date: September 23, 2023 Time: 9AM - 1PM Location: 78 Catawba Ave, Old Fort, NC 28762

Event Details: Volunteers will meet at Hillman Beer Old Fort and we will carpool to the trailhead, approximately 5 minutes down the road. From there participants will be split into smaller groups to tackle a variety of tasks including: beautification of the parking area, trimming along the trail corridor, improving the tread, weed eating, brush cutting, removing fallen trees, and more!

How to Prepare: Tools, safety equipment, and training will be provided. Water and light snacks will be available. Please bring a daypack to carry water and tools, a change of clothes (if wanted), closed toed shoes preferably with ankle support, and long pants.

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