Tour a local buffer demonstration trail

Get a firsthand understanding of stream buffers by touring a demonstration trail at Monteith Farmstead Park in Dillsboro at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, just before the annual fall dinner of the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River.

There are educational signs along these trails to explain why maintaining a natural strip of land next to streams is so important for healthy mountain creeks.  

After the tour, everyone is invited to the fall dinner, which will be held at Carol’s Cabins on Mockingbird Lane. Bring a covered dish, salad or dessert. Beverages will be provided. For directions, go to www.WATRnc.org. RSVP at 828.488.8418 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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