Event Date: 03/08/2017 - 06/07/2017   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/10/2017 - 08/11/2017   Event Time: All Day

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, , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/07/2017   Event Time: 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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This spring, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Parks continue Hike NC, a series of more than 60 free guided hikes in North Carolina’s state parks and nature preserves. Each hike will be led by the state’s top hiking and nature experts. Link to Website: https://goo.gl/iHsMlE

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/09/2017   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Jeff Hunter is the Asheville based North Carolina Program Manager for National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). NPCA, which was founded in 1919, is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations. Jeff Hunter will join the Blue Ridge Naturalist Network for a presentation about his work here in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. In addition to telling us about his projects in North Carolina and Tennessee, Jeff will discuss his colleague's efforts to protect places like Cumberland Island National Seashore, Arkansas' Buffalo National River, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. In addition, he'll provide an update on NPCA's work in other regions of the country, and on Capitol Hill. Open to the public.

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67 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/19/2017   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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$20 - Individual Registration Growing Greenways: Cultivating Support & Success in WNC will be a one-day event, May 19, 2017, at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville that will focus on generating and sustaining public and political support for greenway project development. The goal of the event is to empower greenway advocates to succeed and to expand their influence throughout the western region of NC. Keynote address will be given by Ed McMahon, who holds the Charles E. Frasier Chair for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy at the Urban Land Institute. Nationally known as an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker, he is a leading authority on topics such as the links between health and the built environment, sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth, and historic preservation. Additional topics will include: Techniques to Involve Private and Corporate Citizens; Increasing Participation from Minority and Rural Members of the Community Case Studies from Other Regional Trail & Greenway Projects that are Supported by Friends Groups A Primer for Overcoming Barriers to get Greenways on the Ground FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking is free for attendees at the North Carolina Arboretum. At the entrance gate, mention you are a conference attendee to be let in. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you do not. As long as you registered and paid online, we will mark you off on our roster.  Are there continuing education credits (CEUs) available for this workshop? Yes. Credits for recreation professionals and certified planners will be available at the workshop. Additional Questions? Contact:Judy Francis, AICPRecreation Resources Western Region ConsultantNC Department of Parks & Recreation828.296.7230 x 226

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100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way , Asheville, NC 28816
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Event Date: 05/21/2017   Event Time: 7:00 AM

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 - Participate in either the 15k or 5k challenge. This is one of three races to complete the Royal Trifecta Challenge, those who complete the challenge will have a special prize awaiting them at the finish of the final race of this series.

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1 Lodge St , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 7:45 AM - 1:00 PM

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North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50-mile half century with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at Carrier Park in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first time. This exciting event is being held on Memorial Day Weekend and in conjunction with the ever-popular Mountain Sports Festival.

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Amboy Road , Asheville, NC
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