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Watauga Riverfest
June 13

The 15th Annual Watauga Riverfest will be held on June 13th at Valle Crucis Community Park!  Mark your calendars now and more details to come!  Elkland Puppet Parade, Dunk Tank, 30+ exhibitors, live animals, games, music, food and loads of educational fun!  Please contact Wendy Patoprsty  at wendy_patoprsty@ncsu.edu or call 828-264-3061 if you'd like to volunteer!

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Watauga Riverfest
June 13

The 15th Annual Watauga Riverfest will be held on June 13th at Valle Crucis Community Park!  Mark your calendars now and more details to come!  Elkland Puppet Parade, Dunk Tank, 30+ exhibitors, live animals, games, music, food and loads of educational fun!  Please contact Wendy Patoprsty  at wendy_patoprsty@ncsu.edu or call 828-264-3061 if you'd like to volunteer!

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RiverCourse 131
Registration now open

RC 131: Assessment & Identification of Riparian Vegetation - June 1-2, 2015 - Valle Crucis, NC. This two-day course will introduce students to vegetation assessment of riparian areas along streams that will potentially be restored. Existing riparian condition will be examined and discussed in both classroom and field settings. Topics will include stream bank stability from a vegetative perspective, evaluation of current plant inventory, invasive vegetation issues, and potential planting constraints. Identification of common riparian plants of North Carolina will also be discussed during field sessions. Students will be given handouts with information on how to identify individual riparian plants. 10 CEUs are approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects; Course # 10037. 10.5 contact hours in Category 1-CF are approved by the Society of American Foresters. And the NCDA Pesticide Board has approved the course for 3 hours credit.  

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Hazardous Household
Waste Day

The Watauga County Hazardous Household Waste Day is set for May 16th from 9am to 2pm at the Watauga County landfill (336 Landfill Rd. Boone). Items accepted include: paint, household batteries, household cleaners, pesticides, oils, antifreeze, gasoline, propane tanks, lighter fluid, lab packs, oxidizers, florescent bulbs, and mercury. If you have any questions please contact the Sanitation Dept. at 828-264-5305.

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Operation Medicine
Cabinet Drug Take-Back Days

Help us keep pharmaceutical and control-substance drugs off the streets and out of the rivers! No questions will be asked, and any prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical supplies can be turned in anonymously. For more information, please call the Watauga County Cooperative Extension 828-264-3061. Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locations: Food Lion, Boone (Blowing Rock Rd) Food Lion, Deep Gap (HWY 421) Food Lion, Blowing Rock Foscoe Fire Department Appalachian State University T.B.A. Solarium Lobby at Plemmons Student Union For more info visit SustainASU Visit our sponsors page and learn more about Operation Medicine Cabinet

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Trash Can Falls
Clean-Up March 28

We will meet at the new canoe access parking lot by the bridge of Hwy. 321 and Old Watauga River Rd at 1pm. All supplies gloves, bags, and trash picker uppers will be supplied. Please call Wendy Patoprsty, emailing me wendy_patoprsty@ncsu.edu or calling 828-264-3061.

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Nominations Sought for Business Scholarship

Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 17, 2015.  The scholarship is available to North Carolina residents pursuing a MORE »

2015 Rain Barrel Sale Now in Progress popular

Though the high country has had good precipitation amounts this past year, we still cannot take our water for granted.  As we saw a few years ago, supplies can be altered at the MORE »

2015 Watauga County Extension Fruit Plant Sale

Ordering for the Watauga County Extension Fruit Plant Sale is now open. Proceeds help support youth and other programs in Watauga County. Supplies are available at a first-come first ordered basis. Plants available MORE »

Make 2015 the year of “real food”

As a foodie dietitian, I enjoy reading food trend predictions every year. Some seem odd, such as cricket flour being introduced into foods for the protein. Others could have value, like the forecast MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Birds Eye Business Planning Course Thu Mar 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Ashe County Wilkes Community College Campus, West Jefferson, NC
— Tomorrow
Bird Nesting Box Construction WorkshopSat Mar 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 3 days away
ASAP Risk Management Workshop Mon Mar 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 5 days away
Watauga Cattlemen's Monthly Educational MeetingTue Mar 10, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 6 days away
High Country Seed Swap & Growers SchoolSat Mar 14, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
Ashe Family Central, 626 Ashe Central School Road, Jefferson, NC 28640
— 1 week away
Ornamental Pruning WorkshopMon Mar 16, 2015
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM Where:
Hardin Park Elementary School, 361 Jefferson Road, Boone, NC 28607, United States
— 2 weeks away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Grape and Raspberry Pruning and Production WorkshopThu Mar 19, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Upper Mountain Research Sta, 8004 North Carolina 88, Laurel Springs, NC 28644, United States
— 2 weeks away
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