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Grassy Ridge Mow Off

  • Dates: 21 – 22 Jul, 2018
  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
  • Contact: Marquette Crockett
  • Email: [email protected]

LFTNW-2017-07-15-160823-2 (1)Join the Souhtern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy as they work to maintain the globally rare grassy and shrub balds found on Grassy Ridge, one of the most beautiful and ecologically significant sites in the Roan Highlands. You’ll work alongside dedicated volunteers to cut invasive blackberries and other shrubs using weed whackers and brush cutters. Enjoy great company and even better scenery!  The annual Grassy Ridge Mow-Off is more than just a work day — it’s an incredible way to experience in the Highlands of Roan and to share cherished moments with friends.


Backpackers and day trippers are both welcome. The hike is about 2.5 miles one way, the camping is gorgeous, and there is a job suited to almost everyone. There are several different ways to help: cutting or raking blackberries, camp organization and cooking, taking photographs, and more.


This event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday July 21 and will conclude by 1 p.m. Sunday July 22. Please fill out this form to register your participation.