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  • Our volunteer hotline phone number is (828) 350-1431 ext. 201.
  • Our mountains volunteer coordinator, Erin Buchholtz, can be reached at or (828) 350-1431 ext. 104.

Former TNC Americorps member Evan Raskin enjoys a work day in one of North Carolina's rare mountain bogs.

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Work and Learn Parties

The Blue Mountains office is pleased to announce our spring 2014 lineup of Work & Learn Days! Each Work & Learn Day has two components: part of the day is spent taking part in fun, educational activities led by a local expert, and the other part of the day is spent doing volunteer work such as invasive plant removal. It’s a great way to volunteer and also learn something new! These days take place at our beautiful Bat Cave Preserve in Hickory Nut Gorge, approximately 40 minutes southeast of Asheville. The work will be moderate physical activity. Additional volunteer activities in other areas of WNC will be posted as they come up.

Work & Learn Days – Dates & Topics

  • March 15 – Invasive Plant Education
  • April 5 – Wildflowers & Ephemerals
  • May 3 – Spring Flora
  • May 10 – Nature Photography

To RSVP for one of these activities or if you have any questions, please contact Erin Buchholtz at or at (828) 350-1431 ext. 104.

Fall Kudzu Workday

Each fall, we make a dent in the encroaching kudzu vine attempting to strangle our beautiful native hardwoods in the Hickory Nut Gorge. Volunteer with us during this especially colorful time of year at the Bat Cave Preserve for a fulfilling day of removing the invasive kudzu vine. Help save our native trees for all to enjoy!

Mountain Bog Restoration Field Day

Southern Appalachian mountain bogs are a rare and fragile natural community and, in most cases, very degraded. Volunteer to get on board with our restoration efforts held at one of these precious bogs each spring. 


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