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WNC Nature Center – River Clean up and BioBlitz

11 June, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT

On World Ocean Day, Nature Center staff and volunteers will be making a splash in the Swannanoa River by hosting a river clean up in the morning with community partner RiverLink. Together, we can help preserve precious species like otters and hellbenders by cleaning up their habitat.  The river clean up will take place 10am-12pm.

Learn more here!

To register for the river clean up, you must by 7+ years old and email Volunteers@wildwnc.org.

The WNC Nature Center will also be hosting a BioBlitz that afternoon by the river for the whole family to enjoy!

Have you ever wondered what creatures live in or around our rivers? Do you want to help scientists learn more about biodiversity and stream health? If so, please put on your scientist cap and join us for a BioBlitz with our partner and National Geographic photographer, Kevin Fitzpatrick! The BioBlitz is open to the community and will be a fun hands-on educational activity for the whole family to enjoy! Join us at the river bank below the Asheville Rec Park pool (at the public picnic shelters).  This activity will take place from 12:30pm-2:30pm.


11 June, 2022
10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
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WNC Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Rd
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Chrissy Cochran
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WNC Nature Center
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75 Gashes Creek Rd
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