An evening social celebrating the rivers of Southern Appalachia will be held at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28th, at the New Belgium Brewhouse. The event will feature the Asheville premier of
An evening social celebrating the rivers of Southern Appalachia will be held at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28th, at the New Belgium Brewhouse.
The event will feature the Asheville premier of the 1-hour documentary Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia. The film, produced by the non-profit Freshwaters Illustrated, explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. It follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region, and reveals both the beauty and vulnerability of this aquatic life, and how people are finding ways to protect it.
Also included in the social will be a question-and-answer panel featuring one of the film makers along with a local aquatic biologist, fishing outfitter, and a conservationist from a non-profit – all addressing different facets of river stewardship. Additionally, several local organizations reflecting a range of activities supporting the French Broad will be on hand to take questions, and accept volunteer applications. These include: Trout Unlimited, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, American Rivers, Mountain True, Asheville Greenworks, the Environmental Quality Institute, Ivy River Partners, RiverLink, Mills River Partnership, and Freshwaters Illustrated. The social is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, N.C. Wildlife Resources, RiverLink, the Commission, Trout Unlimited, the University of Georgia, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Limited seating will be available. Proceeds will support Freshwaters Illustrated,
This event is in partnership with WNC for the Planet. To find out more visit WNCforthePlanet.org.