Conservation Forum & Livestake Planting
2:00 PM14:00

Conservation Forum & Livestake Planting

  • 115 Blannahassett Island Road Marshall, NC, 28753 United States (map)
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Are you a landowner, farmer, or renter who is interested in the conservation of natural resources in Madison County? Join Ivy River Partners for a FREE Community Conservation Forum & Native Livestake* Planting" (*plant cuttings). Come to one or both of the following:

2-4 PM: "Native Livestake planting" to help repair eroded banks on the island in Marshall **Plus, take home free livestakes and information for your own project** (Elderberry, Ninebark, Buttonbush)

4-6 PM: "Community Conservation Forum" in the auditorium of Marshall High Studios on the island. Learn more about conserving our natural resources and how we can help, followed by a group discussion on resiliency and development pressures in Madison County

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Redmon Dam Clean-up & Mad Co Brew House Beer Release!
1:00 PM13:00

Redmon Dam Clean-up & Mad Co Brew House Beer Release!

River Clean-up 1-4 pm

Mad Co Brew House Beer Release/Sweet Monkey pizza 4-7 pm

Live music by “The Appalucians” 6 pm

Clean-up participants (21 years & up) will receive one free Ivy River Pale for their efforts!

Join Ivy River Partners for a community river clean-up at Redmon Dam near downtown Marshall and celebrate with us after at Mad Co Brew House for a beer release celebration featuring the “Ivy River Pale,” plus made-from-scratch Sweet Monkey Pizza ($2/slice). Stay for live music by Black Mountain folk band “The Appalucians.”

All clean-up equipment provided (gloves, trash grabbers, bags, waders)

Directions to Redmon Dam Clean-up

From downtown Marshall:

Head North on Main Street to HWY 25/70. Turn left onto 25/70 and drive .7 mile. Turn left onto Little Pine Road and drive 1 mile. Turn left onto Sweet Water Rd. (there is no “Sweet Water” street sign on this side of Little Pine Rd., but there is on the right side for reference). Follow this road, keeping right at the fork and pass under railroad bridge to river parking lot that is located next to dam on French Broad River. Park Here.

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8:30 AM08:30

Rain Garden Certification Workshop

Are you interested in gaining skills and certification needed to build rain gardens, either for personal or professional use? Want to learn the following?

  • Understand why stormwater needs to be managed.
  • Understand the importance of properly-designed practices.
  • Understand the principles of rain garden location, construction and maintenance.
  • Learn how to properly design and size rain gardens and other BMPs.
  • Be able to select appropriate vegetation.
  • Design, build and plant a small rain garden.
  • Be eligible to take a test at the conclusion of the training to be certified in rain garden design and installation.

Check out the link below for information on this exciting rain garden certification workshop being held by NC Cooperative Extension in Hendersonville on Saturday, March 10th:

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FREE "Shade your Stream" Backyard Stream Repair Workshop
8:30 AM08:30

FREE "Shade your Stream" Backyard Stream Repair Workshop

Interested in erosion control, invasive species removal, native plants, right-of-way maintenance, storm water control?

Please join Ivy River Partners and NC State Extension for an all-day workshop to learn how to repair and shade your stream using native livestakes (live-plant cuttings)

FREE Workshop Includes:

-Expert Instruction* & Printables


-Hands-on streambank planting/repair

-Takehome livestake cuttings such as Ninebark, Elderberry, and Silky Dogwood

Who Should Attend: HOA officers, homeowners/ landowners, local government personnel, landscapers, landscape contractors, RLAs, engineers, utility workers, park managers, students and environmental educators.

*commercial pesticide applicator credits available

March 9th from 8:30am-4pm

@ the Co-operative Extension Office in Marshall and Mars Hill Elementary

Space is limited and you must register.


Or contact Mariah Hughes: , 828-206-6159





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