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November 2019

2019 Hemphill Bald Fall Hike

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cataloochee Ranch, 119 Ranch Dr.
Maggie Valley, NC 28751 United States
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Free

Date: Saturday, November 9th   Time: Meeting at 9:00am at Earth Fare in the Westgate Shopping Center)   Where: Cataloochee Ranch   Distance: 3.50 Miles   Difficulty: Moderate (5-6) Loop: Steady incline up gravel trail to bald. Small, steep climb to bald, then leisurely hike down gravel road.   Cost: FREE for all participants (but pre-registration is required)   Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Mast General Store for a leisurely, fall foliage hike to the breathtaking heights of…

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Lunch and Learn: Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Connectivity

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SAHC Office, 372 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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When: Wednesday, November 13 at  12 pm Where: SAHC Office | 372 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC Jeff Hunter, Senior Program Manager with National Parks Conservation Association will join us to discuss the work of the Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Connectivity Collaborative. This group of federal, state, tribal and non-governmental organizations, which includes SAHC, are working together to improve wildlife’s ability to safely cross Interstate 40 just outside the boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Join us! Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to…

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December 2019

Midnight Summit Release Party 2019

December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Get your first taste of the Midnight Summit seasonal brew at the Taproom release party! Best enjoined by a roaring fire, this vanilla milk stout perfectly melds together creamy notes of vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Thanks to our generous partners at Highland  Brewing Company, a dollar from every pint of Midnight Summit sold will go to SAHC to support conservation of land and water resources. Come stop by our table to say "Hi!" and check out our "For Love of…

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February 2020

Lunch and Learn: SAHC Community Farm

February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SAHC Office, 372 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

When: Thursday, February 6  from 12 - 1 pm Where: SAHC Office, 372 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville — Conference Room Located just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, NC, the SAHC Community Farm is an educational site and working farm that provides a continually evolving home for conservation projects, agricultural production, and community celebrations. The 140-acre Community Farm is a nationally recognized model for environmentally-friendly land management and productive agriculture. Join us for this informative and engaging presentation to learn more about…

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July 2020

SAHC Virtual Lunch and Learn: Chestnut Mountain

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Join us for a 30 minute presentation about our recent 448 acre land acquisition, Chestnut Mountain just outside of Canton, NC.  During this virtual Lunch & Learn, Conservation Director Hanni Muerdter and AmeriCorps member Hanna Peterman will share the story of how SAHC acquired this unique property that could have been slated for various kinds of development. Additionally, you will learn about why it is a high priority conservation project for wildlife, water, and future public recreation, the future plans…

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August 2020

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Great American Outdoors Act

August 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Great American Outdoors Act - How we got here and what does the future hold for conservation? The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) is the biggest land conservation legislation in a generation, a measure with broad bipartisan support and is now law. GAOA guarantees maximum annual funding to acquire and preserve land for public use as well as much needed funding for maintenance at national parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and other federal lands. Hear directly from one of the frontline…

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October 2020

Live Drag and Burlesque On a Farm – with The Odditorium

October 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$40

Join The Odditorium at SAHC's Community Farm on Friday October 2, 2020 as we host a very special, socially-distant outside seated event. The night will feature some of the best Drag and Burlesque that Asheville has to offer. Featuring Priscilla Chambers, Rebel Vitale, Calcutta, Orange Crush, and our special host, Ida Carolina. Additionally, lite bites and full bar will be available. We are thrilled to partner with local music venue The Odditorium to provide outdoor, socially-distanced space for events at…

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November 2020

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Legacy Giving

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
View of Roan with rhododendron and distant mountains

Tuesday, November 17 at noon - online via Zoom We all know the importance of having a will to protect our family. But what about the assets that won't pass through your will - like brokerage and retirement accounts, IRAs and life insurance policies? Maybe sorting through these options seems complicated, or you are not sure where to begin. Join us for a virtual Lunch & Learn with Sheryl Aikman, SAHC Trustee and charitable planning expert. She will help us…

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January 2021

Hiker in snowy woods

SAHC’s Winter Hiking Challenge – 60 miles in 60 days

January 1 - March 4

Do you need a little inspiration to get moving after the holiday season? Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is starting off 2021 with a challenge to get folks out and about – hiking or walking to enjoy the great outdoors! The SAHC Virtual Hiking Challenge sets a goal of 60 miles in 60 days, to be completed in your own time and at your own speed. Those can be miles you’ve walked, run or hiked – in your neighborhood, on a…

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Virtual Lunch and Learn: Public Lands

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Carvers gap with crowded parking area

Lunch & Learn: Public Lands Wednesday, Jan. 27 | 12 p.m. Public lands are facing an increasing bind: They're seeing a huge surge in visitors, but, at the same time, budgets to manage these lands have been cut. Overuse and a deferred maintenance backlog on public lands has been a slow-moving crisis, recently highlighted by huge increases in visitation. SAHC and our partners have been actively working to mitigate these impacts, improve visitor experiences, and educate the public about these…

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