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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:39

Roadside bottles: a death trap for shrews

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Learn how bottles tossed out along the roadside are killing small mammals in the mountains during a talk held on…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:38

Turkey season open

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Turkey hunting season will open April 12 and run through May 10. A youth-only turkey season is already underway.
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:37

Monarchs declining as habitat and food source shrinks

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A multi-media program, Make Way for Monarchs, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. April 19 at the Cradle…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:36

Help clean up a stream to honor Earth Day

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Haywood Waterways Association is heading up several Earth Day themed activities this month, including a series of stream clean-ups. 
Cultural heritage demonstrations will kick-off the new season for The Cradle of Forestry in America on Saturday, April 12, along…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:58

Sea-level rise documentary features WCU prof

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Learn how communities are dealing with coastal erosion, storms and rising sea levels with a screening of the critically acclaimed…
The fourth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K race are expected to draw an estimated 300 runners…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:55

Women’s flyfishing weekend

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Women of all skill levels are invited to a women-only weekend of flyfishing from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, offered…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:54

Engage in a day-long celebration of science and nature

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The Mountain Science Expo will feature science programs and exhibits designed to interest kids and adults from 10 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:52

Appalachian Trail volunteers needed

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Learn the basics of trail construction and environmental stewardships by volunteering with an Appalachian Trail Conservancy trail crew.
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:51

Reap the fruits of the backyard

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Learn how to grow fruit trees successfully at a fruit tree workshop coming up in Jackson and Swain counties through…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:39

Great Smoky Mountains Association racks up awards

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Great Smoky Mountains Association earned two first-place awards and four honorable mentions last month for its work in media and…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:38

Cherokee fishing tournament to kick off spring season

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Anglers will have a chance to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish March 28-30 at the Cast Into Spring Tournament,…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:37

Fund supports watershed projects with cut of profits

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 Duke’s profits off the hydroelectric power dam on the Pigeon River in Haywood County have funded another round of environmental water…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:36

Duke chips in for projects in hydropower territory

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Ideas are being solicited for riparian habitat enhancement projects in Jackson, Swain and Macon counties as part of Duke Energy’s…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:35

Free hiker breakfast in Franklin

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Appalachian Trail hikers can get a free breakfast in Franklin through April 11. First Baptist Church in Franklin has offered…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:32

Celebrate the Appalachian Trail season

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Whether you’re roughing it on the AT or just looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday, several upcoming…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:41

Cheap greenhouse space for up for grabs

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Get an early start on this year’s garden by renting a space for seed flats in the greenhouse at the…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:41

Jackson students win environmental contest

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The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the winners of its annual poster and essay contests. Third- through…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:40

Kids can get trekking with TRACK trail network

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Interactive activities for kids have been installed along a 1.3-mile section of trail at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville, which…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:39

Permit needed to harvest ginseng

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office reminds the public that gathering ginseng on the Nantahala National Forest without a permit is illegal. 
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:38

Roving volunteers needed in the Smokies

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to rove the Oconaluftee River Trail, Mountain Farm Museum and fields along…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:37

Paddlers emerge for first big race of the year

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A major paddling race will be held on the Nantahala River March 22 and 23, with around 60 of the…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:33

Collegiate bouldering showdown coming to WCU

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The Cullowhee Rock & Rumble Fest will attract college students from a several state area for a rock climbing and…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:32

Fracking documentary to be screened in Sylva

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A documentary about natural gas “fracking” in America, “Gasland Part 2,” will be screened in Sylva on Saturday, March 22,…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:31

Smokies announces spring openings

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With spring around the corner, campgrounds and secondary roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are reopening for the…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:30

WCU professor honored for role in conservation

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Jim Costa, a biology professor at Western Carolina University and the Director of the Highlands Biological Station, has been nominated…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:29

Historic window stolen off Smokies cabin

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An antique window was stolen from an historic cabin in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:28

Catch stream insects in the name of water quality

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The volunteer battalion of the Watershed Association of the Tuckaseigee River is looking for new recruits to help monitor water…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:26

Missing link of Benton MacKaye trail solved

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A dicey section of the long-distance Benton MacKaye hiking trail that forced hikers to walk along the side of a…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:25

Aim high with annual Black Rock ascent

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Trail runners will scramble, scratch and claw their way to the 5,810-foot summit of Pinnacle Park in Sylva during the…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:06

Burns prescribed for Nantahala National Forest

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The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a series of prescribed burns over the next three to six weeks on…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:05

Whitewater season opens with NOC’s Glacier Breaker

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The Nantahala Racing Club Glacier Breaker is set for March 8-9 at the Nantahala Bridge Gates at the Nantahala Outdoor…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:05

Left loop of Tsali Trail system reopened

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The left loop of the Tsali Trail system has been reopened.  Last month, the U.S. Forest Service closed the trail…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:04

Classic hikes of the Smokies kicks off

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Friends of the Smokies’ first Classic Hike of the year will be to Little Cataloochee on Tuesday, March 11. Join…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 02:51

Park seeks volunteer citizen scientists

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers need volunteers to help track nature’s calendar.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:08

Haywood’s first ever seed lending library

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Learn about the new seed library of Waynesville at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2,…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:07

Trail of Tears exhibit on display at WCU

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A reception and talk to accompany the new exhibit “Fewer Footprints and More Tears: Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:06

Join the world of backyard chickens

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Interested in keeping chickens? Learn all about it from Ashley English at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Canton…
Retired national park wildlife biologist Kim DeLozier will speak about his book, Bear in the Back Seat, on Saturday, March…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:03

Volunteers needed to staff Clingmans Dome information center

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Great Smoky Mountain National Park is recruiting volunteers to staff the Information Center at Clingmans Dome, from April 1 through…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:02

Trail junkies sign up early for Wilderness Skills Institute

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A 10-day workshop in May will cover everything you need to know to join trail crews on overnight expeditions in…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:30

Sign up for youth activities

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Sign up for spring soccer in Jackson Jackson County spring soccer sign ups will be from 8 a.m. to 6…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:29

Beekeepers school held in Haywood

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A beginning beekeepers school will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Haywood County…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:29

Fisheries society honors Bill McClarney

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Senior Scientist and Aquatic Program Specialist Dr. Bill McLarney, a senior scientist and aquatic program specialist for the Land Trust…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:26

Public comment on sought on Smokemont stables project

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to build a new 36-stall barn at…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:25

Hiking season with Friends of the Smokies starts March 11

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Outdoors author and blogger Danny Bernstein will once again lead this year’s Friends of the Smokies Classic Hikes, which kick…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:22

HCC Wildlife Club to host wild game dinner fundraiser

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The Wildlife Club at Haywood Community College is hosting the 8th annual Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, March…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:21

Sports for youth

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Girls volleyball prep league at Waynesville Recreation Center A volleyball development league for girls in fourth through sixth grade will…