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The film “Appalachian Impressions” will be hitting theaters this fall as part of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)’s 2013 membership drive. Special programs will take place in 15 cities along the east coast from Connecticut to Florida, with four showings occurring in North Carolina: Franklin, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Hot Springs.

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to present this film on the big screen,” stated Javier Folgar, director of marketing and communications of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. “This event provides the public an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Appalachian Trail and how to get involved with the Conservancy through our membership and volunteer programs. Every dollar raised will help preserve and manage the A.T. – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.”

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Members and guests of The Bartram Trail conference will meet at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center on Scaly Mountain on Oct. 11-13 to learn more of the mountains that William Bartram, in his 1775 exploration, called "The Cherokee Mountains."

On the evening of Friday, Oct. 11, three Cherokee artists will demonstrate traditional crafts. Ramona Lossie will show river cane basket making, Mary Thompson will display the art of stamped pottery, and Sonny Ledford will demonstrate moccasin making and the use of the blowgun.

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The Nantahala Gorge was filled with spectators and competitors of the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships Sept.2-8. The ultimate whitewater event took place at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) and featured top freestyle athletes from around the world, as well as a slate of activities, competitions and events for spectators and fans. More than 300 of the world’s best paddling athletes competed for the title of world champion in front of an estimated 10,000 spectators per day. Live music, arts and crafts, and a festival atmosphere with Appalachian flair rounded out the weekend.

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee and the Macon County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) cordially invite landowners to a free landowner “Shade Your Stream” field day on Tuesday, Sept. 17. A free lunch will also be provided.

Shade Your Stream is a new initiative of LTLT and its partners. At its most basic level, it is a promotional campaign to encourage landowners to restore or maintain a healthy buffer of trees and shrubs along their streams, in order to protect properties from erosion and protect streams from pollution. At a broader level, it includes numerous land management and stream restoration practices and incentive programs to benefit both water quality and fish and wildlife habitat.

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