Post Tagged with: "WNC Alliance"

MountainTrue in Asheville to host two live shows celebrating life of John Muir

MountainTrue in Asheville to host two live shows celebrating life of John Muir

The benefit shows, at Flat Rock Playhouse and Asheville Community Theatre, are set for Jan. 23 and 27. Tickets are still available.

by January 12, 2015 0 comments Asheville benefits
WNC Alliance to host ‘Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice & Sustainability’ discussion group

WNC Alliance to host ‘Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice & Sustainability’ discussion group

The program is designed to address the connections between peace, justice and sustainability.

by December 26, 2014 2 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Karen Kicks Cancer registration, Shop West Asheville, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Karen Kicks Cancer registration, Shop West Asheville, more

Also, a choose-and-cut Christmas tree outing, a benefit for an Asheville sous chef and more.

WNC Alliance and partner orgs adopt new name, Mountain True, and logo

WNC Alliance and partner orgs adopt new name, Mountain True, and logo

The WNC Alliance, Western North Carolina’s oldest environmental nonprofit, has a new look.

by November 21, 2014 2 comments Asheville News
Environmental activist Anna Jane Joyner set to move on from WNC Alliance

Environmental activist Anna Jane Joyner set to move on from WNC Alliance

Joyner has been one WNC’s most high-profile activists, most recently having been profiled as part of a Showtime documentary series about climate change.

Three Western North Carolina environmental agencies announce merger

Three Western North Carolina environmental agencies announce merger

The Western North Carolina Alliance plans to merge with the Environmental and Conservation Organization and Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance.

by May 15, 2014 0 comments Asheville News
WNC Alliance hosts Wild & Scenic Film Festival April 15 at Asheville Community Theatre

WNC Alliance hosts Wild & Scenic Film Festival April 15 at Asheville Community Theatre

Film’s highlight the Earth’s beauty and the challenges people are facing to protect the environment.

WNC Alliance to lead guided, 115-mile trips down French Broad River in May, July

WNC Alliance to lead guided, 115-mile trips down French Broad River in May, July

Sign up now for the trip along the French Broad River Paddle Trail.

The Biltmore Estate/photo by Jason Sandford

WNC Alliance offering exclusive tour to highlight clean energy, sustainability initiatives at Biltmore Estate

This custom tour will put a spotlight on Biltmore Estate’s canola fields, solar panel projects and more.

by March 3, 2014 0 comments Asheville events
WNC Alliance and native plant specialist Ron Lance offer winter plant hike Saturday

WNC Alliance and native plant specialist Ron Lance offer winter plant hike Saturday

Lance is a native plant specialist who has more than 30 years of experience growing, studying and teaching about native plants

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Asheville News
Industrial leak dumps thousands of gallons of oil into Hominy Creek; 4,000 gallons may have reached French Broad

Industrial leak dumps thousands of gallons of oil into Hominy Creek; 4,000 gallons may have reached French Broad

Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners visited the scene this afternoon.

by February 15, 2014 18 comments Asheville News
WNC Alliance offering discussion course on ties between lifestyle choices and sustainability

WNC Alliance offering discussion course on ties between lifestyle choices and sustainability

“Choices for Sustainable Living” is a seven-session book discussion series to be held at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar.

WNC Alliance hosts free Bearwallow Mountain Trail hike and Hickory Nut Gap Farm open house Saturday

WNC Alliance hosts free Bearwallow Mountain Trail hike and Hickory Nut Gap Farm open house Saturday

The event is free.

by December 9, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
WNC Alliance and Blue Ridge Biofuels team up for biofuels tour

WNC Alliance and Blue Ridge Biofuels team up for biofuels tour

The tour is set for 4 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the biofuels facility on Roberts Street.

by November 26, 2013 0 comments Asheville events
‘Float for a Cause’ on Asheville’s French Broad River Aug. 17 to benefit WNC Alliance

‘Float for a Cause’ on Asheville’s French Broad River Aug. 17 to benefit WNC Alliance

One highlight: a floating barge featuring Asheville faves Mad Tea. Party at the Bywater.

by August 10, 2013 0 comments Asheville benefits
CitiStop on Patton Avenue hosting in-store WNC Alliance benefit on Wednesday

CitiStop on Patton Avenue hosting in-store WNC Alliance benefit on Wednesday

Get two slice of Acropolis Pizza and a drink for $5, all to benefit the WNC Alliance’s work to promote water quality in the French Broad River watershed.

by July 9, 2013 0 comments Asheville benefits
WNC Alliance releases official map of French Broad River Paddle Trail

WNC Alliance releases official map of French Broad River Paddle Trail

The paddle trail, built by WNC Alliance staff and volunteers, was officially opened last year.

Showtime documentary spotlight’s WNC Alliance organizer

Showtime documentary spotlight’s WNC Alliance organizer

Anna Jane Joyner of Asheville was recently arrested in a protest alongside Bill McKibben, Robert Kennedy Jr., Daryl Hannah and Julian Bond.

WNC Alliance invites community to 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

WNC Alliance invites community to 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The event will be held at the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown on April 4.

Volunter with WNC Alliance, get entered to win ticket to Winter Warmer beer fest

Volunter with WNC Alliance, get entered to win ticket to Winter Warmer beer fest

The WNC Alliance mission is to empower residents and advocate for the environment. The group also likes beer.

Register now for WNC Alliance’s guided tour of French Broad River Trail

Register now for WNC Alliance’s guided tour of French Broad River Trail

Sign up for a guided tour of the French Broad Paddle Trail.

Go Christmas tree shopping with WNC Alliance on Dec. 2

Go Christmas tree shopping with WNC Alliance on Dec. 2

Tour the What Fir! Tree Farm near Boone, see their natural growing practices and bring back your own tree.

by November 20, 2012 0 comments Asheville features
WNC Alliance to hold fundraiser at Lift Studios on Oct. 11

WNC Alliance to hold fundraiser at Lift Studios on Oct. 11

The Asheville Affiliates is holding the bash to raise money for the region’s oldest grassroots environmental nonprofit.

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Asheville benefits
On the streets of Ashvegas: Mad Men-theme fundraiser

On the streets of Ashvegas: Mad Men-theme fundraiser

The Asheville Affiliates event benefitted the WNC Alliance.

by August 17, 2012 0 comments Asheville benefits

WNC Alliance celebrates fundraising campaign w/ beer, fun flip cup contest

The fundraising campaign with Sweetwater Brewery supports the French Broad Riverkeeper program.

by July 25, 2012 0 comments Asheville features

French Broad Paddle Trail to officially open on June 9

Press release here. Exciting news: The vision of the French Broad River Paddle Trail will become a reality on June 9, when the Western North Carolina Alliance will officially open the French Broad River Paddle trail at the river’s headwaters in Rosman. A ribbon cutting ceremony will kick off the journey of some 30 paddlers down the entire French Broad[Read More…]

by June 4, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

WNC Alliance seeking volunteer help on French Broad River Paddle Trail

Press release here: The Western North Carolina Alliance needs volunteers to help work on a campsite along the world-class French Broad River Paddle Trail, scheduled to open in July. The workday is scheduled from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. May 24 in a bottomland forest in Etowah – a great riverside location. We would love to have your help in improving[Read More…]

by May 22, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

WNC Alliance and Sweetwater partner to raise money to clean up French Broad River

Press release here: During the month of June, the fishing will be good throughout the French Broad River Watershed, as more than 20 bars, restaurants and businesses will sell “fish” to their customers. Paper fish, that is – encouraging customers to “give of your liver to save the river.” For more than five years, the Western North Carolina Alliance and[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
WNC Alliance continues work on French Broad River Paddle Trail

WNC Alliance continues work on French Broad River Paddle Trail

Press release here: The WNC Alliance’s French Broad Riverkeeper is continuing work on the French Broad River Paddle Trail, which will connect campsites along more than 140 miles of river in Western North Carolina and east Tennessee. The trail will give paddlers the option to camp along the entire course of the river. To date, six campsites have been constructed.[Read More…]

by April 9, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

WNC Alliance celebrating anniversary with April 14 event

Press release here: The Western North Carolina Alliance is inviting the community to join us for the “Renewing Our Roots” spring gathering, to honor and celebrate WNCA’s founding in Macon County. The event will be April 14 in Franklin. Several free family-friendly activities will be offered throughout the day, culminating in a barbecue dinner and live music celebration at the[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Fresh off protest at Asheville power plant, WNC Alliance riverkeeper and Appalachian Voices rep will talk coal ash tonight

Here’s the press release. The talk is tonight at 6 p.m. at Posana Cafe: One of the biggest dangers to our clean water is coal pollution, including contamination of our groundwater by coal ash, the waste from burning coal for electricity. In Asheville, for example, Progress Energy’s power plant scrubbers have greatly improved the emissions that leave its stacks –[Read More…]

by February 15, 2012 1 comment Asheville News

WNC Alliance director appointed to Mountain Resources Commission

Press release here: Julie V. Mayfield, executive director of the Western North Carolina Alliance, has been appointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue to serve on the state’s influential Mountain Resources Commission (MRC). The MRC’s mission is to take care of our natural resources to enhance and sustain quality of life and ensure the long-term health of our region and our people.[Read More…]

by January 9, 2012 1 comment Asheville News

WNC Alliance holding tour of good and bad lighting in downtown Asheville tonight, Dec. 6

Press release here: Dec. 6: Outdoor Lighting Tour The Buncombe County Chapter of the Western North Carolina Alliance is organizing an Evening Lighting Tour of Asheville on Tuesday, December 6th. Local lighting authority, Bernie Arghiere, and WNCA members will take a tour highlighting examples of good and bad lighting around town. The focus will be on Asheville’s lighting ordinance and[Read More…]

by December 6, 2011 0 comments Asheville features