Scholars and Scones: Protecting your water with the Watauga Riverkeeper

 

Date/Time

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
159 Ginny Stevens Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Description

The Watauga Riverkeeper is the key protector and watchdog of the Watauga River Basin in Western North Carolina. MountainTrue’s Watauga Riverkeeper endeavors to monitor and protect the quality of our region’s waterways through dedicated volunteers and engagement with Watauga and Avery county communities and local and state government. The Riverkeeper wants all High Country residents and visitors to enjoy clean waterways free of sediment pollution and supporting a thriving mountain ecosystem.

In this talk, we will learn about the work being done on the Watauga River to monitor its health, preserve its ecology and how you can get involved!

Andy Hill is MountainTrue’s Watauga Riverkeeper, protecting and advocating for the Watauga River Basin. Andy has a passion for clean, cold, fishable, drinkable, swimmable water. As a long time fly fisherman, educator and guide, Andy is intimately familiar with our watershed from headwaters to the tailwater and is passionate about protecting the places we love.

Scholars & Scones is a monthly educational program which invites patrons to spend a morning sipping coffee, eating locally-baked goodies, and learning about the latest research, writing, and creativity taking place in our region. There are complimentary breakfast goods from Backstreet Bakery and fresh cups of Hatchet Coffee Co. Dangerfield Blend will be served.

Free for museum members, $5 for non-members.

Contact

Name: Willard Watson
Email:
Phone: (828) 295-9099
  • Closest Town or City:
    • Blowing Rock
  • County:
    • Watauga
  • Event Category:
    • Special Events,
    • Non-Profit,
    • Environmental,
    • Art/Cultural

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