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April 2018

2018 April Wildflower Wednesday

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date:  Wednesday, April 25 Time:   11:00-3:00pm Location:  Sandy Mush Farming Community Cost:  This hike is free for SAHC members and Earth Month Volunteers, $10 for non-members/non-volunteers. This outing is part of WNC for the Planet,  A group of environmental nonprofits working together to better our Appalachian region.  To celebrate Earth Month there will be an optional hour of fun volunteer work pulling garlic mustard on this outing.  If you decide to stay and volunteer there will be no cost to the…

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Golden-winged Warblers! At Yellow Mountain State Natural Area, NC

April 29 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm

 A partnership outing with Ventures Birding and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Date:  Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time:  6:30 AM Departure: Meet and carpool from Ingles near Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 915 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville Price: $100 – Includes a delicious picnic lunch & membership to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. A special day trip spent at a state natural area near Roan Mountain learning about the conservation of the Golden-winged Warbler and the natural history of the Roan Highlands from SAHC Board…

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May 2018

2018 Leave No Trace Trainer Course

May 3 @ 10:00 am - May 4 @ 3:00 pm
Highlands of Roan

Date: Thursday May 3- Friday May 4 Location: The Appalachian Trail in the Highlands of Roan Cost: FREE for all participants and meals will be provided Join us for a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course in the Roan Highlands! This course is great for trip leaders, Scout leaders, camp staff,  college students, school teachers, and outdoor enthusiasts. This specific course, facilitated by two LNT Master Educators, will train participants in LNT outdoor ethics and provide them with the tools needed to educate others…

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Mother’s Day Yoga at the Vineyard

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Addison Farms Vineyard, 4005 New Leicester Hwy
Leicester, NC 28748 United States
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Location: Addison Farms Vineyard Date: Sunday, May 13th Start Time: 2 pm Difficulty: All Levels (no experience required) Leader: Lauren McTigue Cost: $10 for SAHC members; $20 for non-members. Join us for a peaceful Mother's Day yoga session at Addison Farms Vineyard, surrounded by scenic views protected by SAHC. We’ll walk around the Vineyard before an all-level yoga class, absorbing the aroma of blossoming grapevines. Learn breathing techniques to bring your body, heart and mind into coherence with the earth…

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2018 May Wildflower Wednesday

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date:  Wednesday, May 30 Time:   11:00-3:00pm Location:   Prices Creek Preserve near Burnsville, NC Cost:  This hike is free for SAHC members and $10 for non-members Enjoy a wildflower memorial hike to honor our friend Bill Popper and his dedication to preserving the 573-acre property he loved.  The hike will take us through a primarily Northern Hardwood Forest ecosystem. Once we get off the gravel road, we will cross into the property and hop onto an old logging road and head towards a nice spot along the creek to…

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June 2018

2018 June Jamboree

June 9
Highlands of Roan

Join us for the June Jamboree - Saturday June 9 -- Our annual outing showcase in the Highlands of Roan! We invite you to enjoy a day of free, guided outings in the iconic Roan landscape. Enjoy blooming rhododendron and gorgeous views as we celebrate conservation of these globally important ecosystems. We offer a variety of outings for different age, interest, and ability levels — from challenging treks to relaxing yoga or a simple roll n’ stroll. See full descriptions…

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2018 June Wildflower Wednesday

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date:  Wednesday, June 27 Time:   11:00-3:00pm Location:   Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area Cost:  FREE for all participants. Registration is required. On the final wildflower hike we will head to the 693-acre Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area that is jointly managed by the state and SAHC! This area is known for its incredible biological diversity of plant and animal life. So far, 225 native plant species have been documented in the cove, as well as 78 bird species, including the golden-winged warbler. We will…

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