Community Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail @ Fonta Flora State Trail
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail @ Fonta Flora State Trail | Morganton | North Carolina | United States

Join the Alliance for a Community Trail Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail! This event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required, and attendance is limited.

We are planning another workday on the Fonta Flora State Trail (FFST) for Saturday, July 15th. This will be a community effort with our partners: Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) and Friends of Fonta Flora State Trail (F3ST) volunteers serving as partners and leaders. We hope to have a great turnout!

Please bring a daypack with water and snacks. We will provide TOOLS and experienced CREW LEADERS. No experience required. Work will include trimming and beginner trailwork to help control water on the trail.


PLEASE RSVP to Doug Veazey at 828-433-9289 or

**RSVP NEEDED for tools, crew assignment, and contact if cancellation due to weather. WEATHER CANCELLATION WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL BY 8PM THE DAY PRIOR. We’ll post on Alliance social as well


9:00 am – Meet at Burke County Park trailhead
9:00 – 9:15 am – Safety talk, crew assignment, and explanation of tasks (Tim Johnson)
9:15 am – 12:15 pm – Work
12:15 – 12:30 pm – Return to trailhead and collect tools

2nd Annual High Country Gear Swap @ Tsuga Headquarters
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2nd Annual High Country Gear Swap @ Tsuga Headquarters | Boone | North Carolina | United States

Friends we’re excited to announce the 2nd Annual High Country Gear Swap Sept 9th. We’re humbled to be chosen along with the Hunger and Health Coalition as the featured Charitable organizations.

Tsuga is inviting local businesses and individuals out to swap, sell, or donate their gently used outdoor gear and enjoy a day of good vibes with food trucks, cold beverages, a Tsuga sample sale, and a raffle featuring prizes from businesses throughout the region.

Details on how to sign-up for a table to sling your gear is on the ticket details. Looking forward to seeing you there.

The River Runs On Film Screening @ Appalachian Theatre of the High Country
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The River Runs On Film Screening @ Appalachian Theatre of the High Country | Boone | North Carolina | United States

We’re super stoked to help sponsor this screening of “The River Runs On” for our partner the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition. We hope you can join us and learn how our maintained trail systems in the National Forest are just one part of the overallplan

This thought-provoking documentary follows dedicated conservationists as they navigate the challenges of managing these vital forests. Dive into the heart of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan, a crucial blueprint that will shape the future of these national treasures for the next two decades.

Prepare to be inspired and moved as “The River Runs On” invites us to reflect on our connection with nature and our responsibility in preserving these lands. It’s a powerful meditation on the delicate balance between human intervention and the preservation of our natural heritage.

After the film, we’re thrilled to host a panel discussion featuring local experts who will shed light on the intricacies of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan. Engage in a meaningful conversation and gain valuable insights into the future of these forests.

Josh Kelly, Public Lands Biologist, Mountain True
Kevin Massey, Executive Director, Wild South
Manley Fuller, VP of Conservation Policy, NC Wildlife Federation
Megan Sutton, Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
Kristian Jackson, Sr. Lecturer, Appalachian State University

Tickets for this event are $6/ students and $15/ general, and all proceeds will go towards supporting the CCC. By attending, you not only get to enjoy an incredible film and stimulating discussion but also contribute to the preservation of our beloved natural resources.

Thank you to our event sponsors Mast General Store, Northwest NC Mountain Bike Alliance, Boone Area Cyclists and Tsuga USA.

Get tickets here: Tickets


SORBA Fall Board Of Directors Meeting @ Anniston, AL
Oct 21 all-day

The SORBA Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be hosted by NEABA  in Anniston, AL Oct 21st, 2023 in conjunction with the yearly Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival. The schedule of events, registration link, lodging and camping details, and other info will be posted soon. Our Chapter will be represented and give us a shout if you’re heading down.

Annual Chapter Meeting
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Chapter Meeting on Friday, December 8. Location TBD. Doors open at 6. Meeting will start promptly at 6:30.

During this meeting we will take care of some quick annual business. We’re holding our annual elections. We’ll provide some information on the state of the Alliance. Lastly, but most importantly there will be plenty of time for conversation. Details on food and beverages are forthcoming. If you’re interested in joining our board please reach out to  We’re always looking for passionate folks to help us drive our mission

Meeting is open to everyone, including non-members.

We continue to have lots to talk about. Whether you’ve already joined the Alliance or just wanting some information, stop on by to find out what we are all about.