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January 2022

2022 Virtual Hiking Challenge

January 1 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
$25
winter hiker

Do you need a little inspiration to get moving after the holiday season? Well, lucky for you, our Annual Virtual Hiking Challenge is back! The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Virtual Hiking Challenge sets a goal for you to complete 60 miles in 60 days at your own pace. Those can be miles you’ve walked, run, or hiked – in your neighborhood, on a flat walking track, up a rugged mountain trail, or meandering in fields and forests. Whatever works for…

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February 2022

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Power of Partnerships with HRI

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
AmeriCorps members beside hemlock tree on workshop site visit

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Power of Partnerships, with Hemlock Restoration Initiative Wednesday, February 2 at 12 noon FREE and open to the public Through our various partnerships we can build stronger communities and create more sustainable solutions in our conservation work. Join us for this free virtual program to learn more about our partnership with the Hemlock Restoration Initiative and how we are working together to save hemlocks in the Southern Appalachians. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn…

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2022 SAHC Community Farm Bird Walk

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States

Date: Saturday, February 12  Time: 1pm  Where: SAHC Community Farm Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate difficulty, several inclines present on the trail. Cost: FREE for all participants   Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and ecoEXPLORE on February 12, for a collaborative farm tour and bird walk on the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm. Participants will hike the farm's Discovery Trail, led by SAHC Community Farm Associate Tamarya Sims and joined by WNC ecoEXPLORE Specialist Meghan McDevitt and Field Ornithologist Rebekkah LaBlue.…

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March 2022

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Pollinators 101

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Butterfly on purple thistle flower

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Pollinators 101 Wednesday, March 2 at 12 noon FREE and open to the public We all know that pollination is important, but why is it important and what exactly is pollination? More importantly, how can I create opportunities for more pollinators? Join us for this in depth look at the varying aspects of pollination and what you can do in your own backyard to easily and affordably create a pollinator-friendly habitat. Join Tamarya Sims, Community Farm…

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August 2022

2022 Linville Pottery Community Benefit Sale

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Linville River Pottery, 2180 Goose Hollow Road
Pineola, NC 28662
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On Saturday, August 6, 2022, Linville River Pottery will hold a Community Benefit Sale at their studio in Pineola, NC. 75% of all proceeds will be donated to the Blue Ridge Conservancy and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Linville River Pottery is owned by Patti and Dan, who moved to the area full time in 2008. Since Patti was six years old, she has been working with clay. Patti views experimenting with clays and glazes as an immersion into the…

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