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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

Outdoors roundup

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Learn tips and tricks for waterfall photography

A free program titled “Photographing Waterfalls” will be hosted by the Cold Mountain Photographic Society at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center.

The presenter, Everette Robinson of Asheville, will cover equipment, technique and tips for better photographs of waterfalls. Robinson has been photographing WNC for more than 30 years with waterfalls as his favorite subject. 

Cold Mountain Photographic Society is open to anyone interested in photography. Members may participate in image critiques, photo outings and monthly photography themes. The club meets on the second Monday of each month, and guests are always welcome.


Prescribed burn planned for Max Patch 

A prescribed burn of 450 acres, including Max Patch Bald in the Pisgah National Forest, will start this week with the goal of reducing the risk of wildfire in the future. 

The burn will reduce dead grasses and woody debris to prevent nearby communities from facing wildfire later. The burn will also improve habitat for fire-adapted species and ensure Max Patch Bald remains an open, scenic area, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. 

All roads and trails will remain open, but visitors should expect to see smoke and fire engines. 


Trunk sale to support the Franklin greenway

A trunk sale to support Franklin’s Friends of the Greenway will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the FROG headquarters, located at 573 Main St. in Franklin, as part of the Franklin Trail Days events. 

“It’s an opportunity for area outdoor enthusiasts to buy and sell hiking accessories or for anyone to find some new ‘treasure,’” said Rita St. Claire, FROG board member. 

Seller slots are $20 apiece, with registration open at FROG headquarters through April 5. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. 


Farmers fair planned

A resource fair featuring booths and one-on-one sessions for Western North Carolina farmers will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Burrell Building of Southwestern Community College in Sylva. 

Representatives from Cooperative Extension, the Small Business Center at SCC, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and the Southwestern N.C. Resource Conservation and Development Council will all be present, among others. Tables are still available at no charge for others who would like to participate. 

The fair will coincide with the final meeting of the 2015 Appalachian Farm School, a pilot program aimed at centralizing agricultural business training in WNC. 

Free. A program of the Western North Carolina Food Policy Council with support from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. 

Emily Edmonds, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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