Upcoming events

    • 02/23/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • DuPont State Forest High Falls parking lot
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    Learn to recognize trees now so you can enjoy the experience even more when they're dressed in their finest.

    Meet DuPont State Forest Ranger Wesley Sketo in the High Falls parking lot at 10 am. We will drive as a caravan to a location with a wide variety of trees. Wesley will lead a slow-paced, easy walk to see evergreen and deciduous trees. He will explain that identification of evergreen trees is based mostly on number, location, and shape of needles and cones. Identification of deciduous trees during the winter is based on the color, shape and texture of bark; the pattern of branches; location of buds; and in some cases, leaves or fruit that remain on the tree during the winter. In the absence of leaves, the overall shape of a tree is easy to view and can be informative.

    This hike is limited to 15 Friends of DuPont  members. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.








    • 03/09/2019
    • 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • To Be Determined
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    Place Holder for March 9th Trail Crew Work Day.   Details to follow. 

    Assembly Location:  TBD

    Assembly Time:  8:45 AM

    Work Location:  TBD

    Work Activity:  TBD

    Tools: Trail tools will be provided, but don't hesitate to bring your own shovel or favorite trail tool. 

    Bring: Water. Work Gloves. Bug Spray. 

    Wear: Heavy boots. 

    Everyone is invited.  No experience required.  You do not have to be member of Friends Of DuPont Forest (FODF) to participate.  

    Finish Time: 1:00 PM 

    Contact: Lyle Burgmann, email - llbmwb@gmail.com


    • 03/16/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Hooker Falls Parking Lot
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    Patty Stahl and Charlie Burden will lead a hike to Moore Cemetery sharing the stories of the historic site. 

    Please meet in the Hooker Falls Parking Lot. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

    For questions, contact Bev Parlier at rokclmbr1@gmail.com.


    • 04/13/2019
    • 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • To Be Determined
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    Place Holder for April 13th Trail Crew Work Day.   Details to follow. 

    Assembly Location:  TBD

    Assembly Time:  8:45 AM

    Work Location:  TBD

    Work Activity:  TBD

    Tools: Trail tools will be provided, but don't hesitate to bring your own shovel or favorite trail tool. 

    Bring: Water. Work Gloves. Bug Spray. 

    Wear: Heavy boots. 

    Everyone is invited.  No experience required.  You do not have to be member of Friends Of DuPont Forest (FODF) to participate.  

    Finish Time: 1:00 PM 

    Contact: Lyle Burgmann, email - llbmwb@gmail.com


    • 04/16/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • TBD (Hendersonville)
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    SAVE THE DATE! Please join us for our Annual Meeting and new member welcome on April 16th. Networking begins at 6pm and the meeting starts at 6:30pm.

    More details will be announced in February. 

     


    • 05/18/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • High Falls Access Area (staff parking lot in front of the Visitor Center)
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    Greetings Litter Haters!

    Please join us on Saturday, May 18th  at 9am at the High Falls Access Area Visitor Center for our next Litter Pick Up Day!

    As usual, we will provide the grabbers, bags, gloves and stylish orange vests. You should wear sturdy shoes, bring bug spray, water, snacks, and sunblock or rain gear depending on the weather.

    If you happen to have a truck and would like to help us gather the bags we could use you! Please feel free to contact me at saralandry@dupontforest.com or 828.713.2368. 


    • 07/27/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • High Falls Access Area (staff parking lot in front of the Visitor Center)
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    Greetings Litter Haters!

    Please join us on July 27th  at 9am at the High Falls Access Area Visitor Center for our next Litter Pick Up Day!

    As usual, we will provide the grabbers, bags, gloves and stylish orange vests. You should wear sturdy shoes, bring bug spray, water, snacks, and sunblock or rain gear depending on the weather.

    If you happen to have a truck and would like to help us gather the bags we could use you! Please feel free to contact me at saralandry@dupontforest.com or 828.713.2368. 


    • 08/24/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • High Falls Access Area (staff parking lot in front of the Visitor Center)
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    Greetings Litter Haters!

    Please join us on August 24th  at 9am at the High Falls Access Area Visitor Center for our next Litter Pick Up Day!

    As usual, we will provide the grabbers, bags, gloves and stylish orange vests. You should wear sturdy shoes, bring bug spray, water, snacks, and sunblock or rain gear depending on the weather.

    If you happen to have a truck and would like to help us gather the bags we could use you! Please feel free to contact me at saralandry@dupontforest.com or 828.713.2368. 


    • 10/05/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • High Falls Access Area (staff parking lot in front of the Visitor Center)
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    Greetings Litter Haters!

    Please join us on October 5th  at 9am at the High Falls Access Area Visitor Center for our next Litter Pick Up Day!

    As usual, we will provide the grabbers, bags, gloves and stylish orange vests. You should wear sturdy shoes, bring bug spray, water, snacks, and sunblock or rain gear depending on the weather.

    If you happen to have a truck and would like to help us gather the bags we could use you! Please feel free to contact me at saralandry@dupontforest.com or 828.713.2368. 


    • 11/16/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • High Falls Access Area (staff parking lot in front of the Visitor Center)
    Register

    Greetings Litter Haters!

    Please join us on November 16th  at 9am at the High Falls Access Area Visitor Center for our next Litter Pick Up Day!

    As usual, we will provide the grabbers, bags, gloves and stylish orange vests. You should wear sturdy shoes, bring bug spray, water, snacks, and sunblock or rain gear depending on the weather.

    If you happen to have a truck and would like to help us gather the bags we could use you! Please feel free to contact me at saralandry@dupontforest.com or 828.713.2368. 


Past events

02/16/2019 DuPont Litter Pick Up
02/02/2019 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - Feb 2nd 2019
01/12/2019 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew - Jan 12th
12/21/2018 Winter Solstice Hike - Canceled
12/15/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew - Dec 15 Canceled
11/10/2018 Thomas Cemetery Hike - Members Only
11/10/2018 DuPont Litter Pick Up
11/10/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - Nov 10
10/28/2018 Moonlight Hike - Members Only
10/13/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - Oct 13
10/06/2018 Geology of DuPont State Forest - Members Only
10/03/2018 Lake Julia Canoe Tour - Members Only
09/29/2018 Litter Pick Up
09/08/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - Sep 8
08/15/2018 Woodslore, Weeds, and Useful Wild Plants Walk with Doug Elliot
08/14/2018 Medicinal Plants of the Mountains
08/11/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - August 11
08/07/2018 Mushroom Hike - Members Only
07/21/2018 DuPont Snakes - Members Only
07/14/2018 Moonshine in These Hills!
07/14/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - July 14
06/23/2018 Litter Pick Up
06/16/2018 Cherokee Lecture and Walk - Members Only
06/09/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - June 9
06/02/2018 CANCELED- Trail Crew Work Day - June 2
05/12/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - May 12
05/02/2018 DuPont Waterfall Tour - Bring Your Own Bus
04/17/2018 Friends of DuPont Forest Annual Meeting
04/14/2018 Litter Pick Up
04/14/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - April 14
04/06/2018 Demonstration: Trout Stocking the Little River
03/31/2018 Holmes Wildflower Hike **Members Only Event
03/28/2018 Presentation: Trout Stocking the Little River **Members Only Event
03/10/2018 Hooker - Moore Cemetery Hike **Members Only Event
03/10/2018 DuPont Forest - Trail Crew Work Day - March 10
02/24/2018 Winter Tree Hike
02/24/2018 Winter Tree Hike
06/23/2017 Hybrid Chestnut Trees in DuPont Forest