Morganton, NC – Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina invites the public to attend conservancy-hosted events during the month of August.

On Friday, August 30, Foothills Conservancy is hosting its annual Johns River Float and Clean Up. Starting at 8:30 a.m., attendees will float the Johns River in canoes supplied by CBS Sports in Morganton, picking up cans, bottles, tires, and other trash along the way. The entire float lasts approximately 7-8 hours, which includes a break for lunch on the riverbank. RSVP is required and space is very limited. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 828-437-9930.

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is a nationally accredited regional land trust that protects the fabric and character of Western North Carolina’s landscape forever and for the benefit of all. We preserve the natural and cultural heritage of our region by conserving scenic and recreational landscapes, productive farms and forests, healthy watersheds, rich biodiversity, and vital wildlife habitat. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Foothills Conservancy serves eight counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell, and Rutherford, in three major river basins, which include the Broad, Catawba, and Yadkin. Information about Foothills Conservancy, including ways to support its work, can be found online at or by calling 828-437-9930.