50,000 acres deserve a party

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The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is throwing a benefit party to celebrate the 50,000 acres it has protected in WNC and eastern Tennessee. On Thursday, May 17, “50,000 acres – For You, Forever” will feature live music by the April Fools Old-Time String Band, local food by by Nona Mia/Ritrovo and a raffle.

Curious about what Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy does year round? Upcoming programs include a guided wild edibles adventure on May 26. Volunteer hikers will forage for food along the Asbury Trail and turn wild plants into a delicious meal when they reach the Hultquist cabin. If you prefer animals to plants, you can practice being a goat herder as volunteers for the “Baa-tany Goat Project Hike” guide goats from Carvers Gap to Jane Bald on Wednesday, June 20.

In order for Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy to continue its good work, the organization needs your help. Come out to Highland Brewing Company on May 17 from 6-8 p.m. Registration is requested by May 14 and can be completed on the SAHC website. $25 / $20 for SAHC members. Info: 253-0095

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