Nature Festival set for Sept. 30 at Bywater

Press release from Land & Lore Ecotours:

With the unique animal and plant life in the Appalachians and people moving to Asheville to enjoy it, local businesses feel it is time to celebrate nature! On September 30th, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm, Land & Lore Ecotours and the Bywater are sponsoring the 1st Annual Nature Festival in Asheville. This event is open to the public and completely free, no Bywater membership required. Kid-friendly and dog-friendly, the festival flaunts all kinds of nature-inspired activities, including:

-Interaction with wildlife: birds of prey, amphibians, reptiles, and ducks
-Kid’s interactive booth and kid’s nature scavenger hunt at 4:00 pm
-Craft vendors and animal-inspired face painting
-Free nature and history tours, led by Dr. Jennifer Gruhn at the Bywater
-Outdoor yoga and inspiring guest speakers discussing the Appalachians
-Raffle tickets and a live auction for private tours on lands of the Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest.
-Live music, food and drinks, in a laid-back environment with outdoor seating along the French Broad River

“As an ecotourism business, Land & Lore Ecotours aims to provide community events that engage the public with our natural world,” says Jennifer Gruhn, owner of Land & Lore Ecotours. “The 1st Annual Nature Festival in Asheville will spotlight not only native wildlife but also local, environmental nonprofits! This year, we are highlighting Wild for Life, a wildlife rehabilitation group, and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, a land conservancy protecting cherished ecosystems and popular hiking areas.”

Event date and location: September 30th, 3:00-7:00 pm at The Bywater, located at 796 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801. Bring a chair to ensure festival seating. For more information about the festival, please visit the Facebook event link HERE, or contact Jennifer Gruhn at info@landandloreecotours.com. For more information about the event sponsors, visit www.landandloreecotours.com and www.bywater.bar.

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