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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:55

Wildlife Commission taps social media

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Hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts can now receive the most up-to-date information about the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission via social…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:55

Foundation Grant underpins Trust’s work

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A three-year, $225,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation will help the Conservation Trust for North Carolina accelerate land…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:54

GSMNP appoints new board member

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The Benton MacKaye Trail Association elected Ernest Engman, of Maryville, Tenn., as a board member and maintenance coordinator for the…
The Highlands Biological Foundation has received a $25,000 grant from the Eckerd Family Foundation to create “Backyard Naturalists,” an after-school…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:49

Time to talk gardening in Sylva

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A program on Straw Bale Gardening will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:49

A unique way to explore ‘your’ Smokies

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A new program called experience Your Smokies is a different method now in place to get to know the Great…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:48

Calling for nominees in Green Oscars

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Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Society is seeking nominations for its annual conservation awards, with winners recognized next month in Asheville. Nominations…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:47

Winter hike at the Needmore tract

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Meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, to take part in a winter walk along the Little Tennessee River at…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:47

Fitness Expo coming to Haywood Health & Fitness Center

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MedWest Health & Fitness Center in Haywood County will hold a Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 18…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:46

Better eat … or rather, grow your broccoli

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Researchers need organic farmers to help them test-grow broccoli to determine the best varieties for the mountains. The majority of…
The annual Environmental Scorecard is now out that ranks how friendly or unfriendly state legislators are to the environment, and…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:43

NOC does eco-friendly refit of outfitter’s store

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Nantahala Outdoor Center is celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary by giving its flagship outfitter’s store in the Nantahala Gorge an…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:41

Bike race coming up at Fontana Village

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The Icycle Mountain Bike Racing Classic will return to Fontana Village Resort on January 28. The race is packed with…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:41

Guided hike to be held at Cataloochee Ranch

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A 4.4-mile hike on the Wallhalla Trail at Cataloochee Ranch in Haywood County will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:40

National forest seeking trail allies

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Learn about the U.S. National Forests’ Trail Strategy initiative at a Thursday, Jan. 26, workshop in Franklin, from 6 p.m.…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:39

Getting bears out of backpacker food fare

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The specialty Appalachian Trail license plates have raised money to help backpackers safeguard their food from roving black bears along…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:39

Despite late spike, Smokies visitation slips for the year

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Overall visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the nation, was down overall last…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:38

Adult swim lessons available MedWest

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It’s truly never too late to learn how to swim, and the MedWest Health & Fitness Center in Haywood County…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:38

Indoor soccer kicks off in Waynesville

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Get ready to play indoor soccer through the Haywood County Recreation and Parks Department, which starts the winter playing-season this…
Dry Fall Trails in Macon County will see a $446,000 restoration project to stabilize the historic trail and reconstruct the…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:37

Outdoor camp in Maggie Valley helps troubled youth

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A grant from Healthy Haywood has helped launch an Outdoor Mission Camp for court-involved kids. Positive Community Connections is designed…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:35

Land surrounding Judaculla Rock now protected

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Jackson County resident Jerry Parker has entered a conservation agreement on 107 acres to help protect the ancient petroglyph Judaculla…
Enter Balsam Mountain Trust’s nature center and you’ll come face to face with bobcats, skunks, black bears, maybe even a…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:57

Get all the dirt on growing grapes

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A viticulture conference focused on how to grow grapes in a sustainable manner in Western North Carolina will be held…
Wet those lines, anglers, and you could get your hooks into $10,000 in prize money during Shiver in the River…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:55

Arboretum celebrates trails and tales with two-day event

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“Books and Boots,” a two-day event celebrating the beauty and bounty of the natural world will be held at the…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:55

Franklin now has AT “ambassador”

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Mary Bennett has been chosen to serve as the volunteer ambassador for the designated Appalachian Trail Community of Franklin. Bennett…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:55

Camp in Maggie Valley helps troubled youth

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A grant from Healthy Haywood has helped launch an Outdoor Mission Camp for court-involved kids. Positive Community Connections is designed…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:53

Growers discover benefits of mob farming

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Farmers, want-to-be farmers and anyone willing to pitch in at local farms are forming “mobs” to help farmers. These mobs…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:53

Get involved with Tuckasegee watershed group

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The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River will hold a public planning meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:52

Learn, talk about the Clean Water Act

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A discussion about the Clean Water Act, which environmentalists assert is under assault as industries attempt to rollback federal protections,…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:37

WNC Alliance director appointed to MRC

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The executive director of the Western North Carolina Alliance has been appointed to the state’s influential Mountain Resources Commission (MRC).…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:36

Pittillo to speak at Franklin meeting

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Retired Western Carolina University professor and well-known regional fall color prognosticator Dan Pittillo will be the speaker at 2 p.m.…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:34

Grants available for renewable energy

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Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation and Development is accepting applications from Western North Carolina farmers interested in generating renewable energy on…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:34

Why pitch in? One trail volunteer shares her story

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Trail maintenance has an obvious benefit: it’s darn good exercise. But for Becky Smucker, a volunteer trail crew leader in…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:33

Friends of the Smokies receives $10K from REI

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Moving mountains is no easy task, but volunteers and trail crews hauling boulders, digging waterbars and otherwise rehabilitating trails in…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:32

NOC wins prestigious outdoor award

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The Nantahala Outdoor Center has been bestowed with the 2012 Outdoor Industry Association Outdoor Inspiration Award. It is the outdoor…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:31

Work continues on the French Broad River Paddle Trail

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A volunteer work day to work on campsites for the French Broad River Paddle Trail will take place from 10…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:31

Watershed plan subject of Jan. 12 meeting

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The Macon County League of Women Voters of Macon County will host a program on a newly completed study on…
Next time you hike a trail, pause a minute and give silent thanks to the legion of trail volunteers who…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:54

Garden seed ordering set for this month

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The fourth-annual Group Seed Order will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Jackson Street in Sylva on Saturday,…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:53

Calling volunteers for trail work at Gorges Park

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Volunteers are needed at Gorges State Park in Sapphire to help build and maintain trails, with work parties scheduled weekly…
Volunteer organizations have donated labor and money to improve cooking and sleeping quarters for campers, while also reducing potential problems…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:50

Night hunting now legal for wild hogs

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission now allows hunting of feral swine and wild hogs at night — but hunters need…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:50

DVD of national fly-fishing competition available for sale

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Learn topnotch, competitive-level fly-fishing techniques via a filmed fly-fishing competition that took place last year here in Western North Carolina.…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:48

AT Bald Trail permanently protected

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The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy transferred 35 acres to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service to protect…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:48

WCU students help children with autism

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A local fly-fishing guide and recreational therapy students at Western Carolina University teamed up recently to provide a fly-fishing outing…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:10

Farm and forest land eligible for tax breaks

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If you have 10 acres or more of agricultural land or five acres of horticultural land and make a gross…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:10

Help the environment farming, the feds might help you

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Farmers are eligible for grant money to help with projects to make their operations more environmentally-friendly through the USDA’s Natural…