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March 2019 – Upper Dingle Creek

Beautiful Day – 57 F – just a few days after missing school for snow.

Had some big floods two weeks ago that brought a bunch of trash down the creek.  On the Upper section of Dingle Creek we are not more than a few miles from the Park Way and no more than 4 miles from the French Broad.

February 2020 – Lower Dingle Creek

Cool Day – 42 F – a little on the chilly side.

We picked up a crazy amount of trash on this section of stream.  Everything from a vial of parvovirus vaccine – to probably 40 different plastic drink bottles.

November 2020 – North Mills River

Big Volunteer Numbers today as we had 8 teens and another 6 volunteers from TU.

Great to see a bunch of people out there fly fishing while we were cleaning up.  We got a number of thumbs ups from people using the river and even had some NC Wildlife Officers stop to see what we were doing and tell us to keep up the good work.

March 2021 – Swannanoa

We had a great showing of volunteers today.  Everyone had plenty of opportunities to pick up trash where the Swannanoa River flows through the John B Lewis Soccer Complex.  Tires, sleeping bags and an old kayak helmet were some of the more interesting items we found.  Thanks again to Trout Unlimited for showing up and helping.


May 2021

French Broad River through the River Arts District had plenty of trash to pick up.  And a big snake sighting kept everyone on their toes the rest of the day.  We forgot to get the picture until some of our volunteers had left – we had 8 teen volunteers as well as some helpers from TU show up.

Thanks to everyone that came out!

July 2021

IBI Sampling with the US Fish and Wildlife Department in the Great Smokies National Park.  Beautiful day on Big Creek and a promising array of wildlife in the river to count and categorize.

Thanks to Jay Hawthorne with Land O’ Sky Trout Unlimited for connecting us with US Fish and Wildlife.