North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures
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Start your Summer with a Guided Trip on the Little Tennessee River!

June 15, 2012
10:00 amto2:00 pm

On Friday, June 15, 2012, The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) and The Wilderness Society will be leading a guided canoe trip down the Little Tennessee River, stopping periodically to observe unique flora and fauna as well as areas of cultural significance along the river. We will be floating down the Needmore Tract of the river, a 4500-acre parcel that was purchased by the State of North Carolina in January of 2004. The Tract encompasses 26 miles of Little Tennessee River frontage, 37 miles of tributary streams to the river and serves as the keystone to the forested corridor connecting the Nantahala and Cowee Mountain Ranges. This section of the Little Tennessee River is home to half of the native, freshwater fish species in North Carolina and the greatest diversity of freshwater mussels in the State.

We will launch at 10:00 a.m. from Rattlesnake Creek on the Needmore stretch and get out at Wiggins Creek Road in Swain County. We will spend about 4 hours on the water with a designated lunch break in between—bring your own lunch and drinking water. You won’t want to miss this opportunity for an interesting and relaxing day of family fun!

This trip is free to LTLT and TWS members, but $5 for non-members. RSVP is required; because there is a maximum of 18 boats allowed. There are a certain number of boats available for people who do not have boats which will be provided by Outdoor 76 of Franklin. Please contact Jill at LTLT to RSVP and/or reserve one of those boats.

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