CLEAN WATERS.

Restoring and protecting our water quality for healthy ecosystems and recreational resources

RESILIENT FORESTS.

 Working to safeguard our public forests and wildlife

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

Helping 23 counties improve the quality of development

GREEN ENERGY.

 Supporting initiatives for clean, homegrown energy for our NC communities


Become a Muddy Water Watch Volunteer

Help keep our rivers and streams clean from construction pollution and run-off. Download our new app to report sediment pollution near you. >>more

This Election Day, Vote Yes for Asheville

MountainTrue supports the bond package to fund improvements in the City’s affordable housing, multimodal transportation and parks. >>more

Riverkeeper Beer Series. Our River Events Just Got A Lot Cooler

The French Broad Riverkeeper is excited to announce a series of special, new beers and collaborations with outdoor gear manufacturers.  >>more



Upcoming Events


  1. French Broad River Flotilla

    October 6 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Harvest Celebration Potluck Dinner – Creation Care Alliance WNC

    October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Richmond Hill Invasive Removal Work Day

    October 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Fall Scenic Hike

    October 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  5. MountainTrue Fall Gathering/Annual Meeting

    October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mountaintrue News

Villains Invade the Non-native Invasives at Richmond Hill Park!

Villains Invade the Non-native Invasives at Richmond Hill Park!

In my position as Ecologist & Public Lands Director, I’m accustomed to high school, college, and even business groups contacting us to volunteer for any service projects we might have in restoring the areas of the natural environment. But in July, one J.J. Holt called and offered help from his group of folks scattered across North Carolina who call themselves the Bearded Villains. “We all have beards,” JJ said. “And our mission is to offer our services to any organization needing help with physical labor on outdoor projects.”

Henderson County Big Sweep Hauls 4,400 Lbs of Trash from Local Rivers and Streams

Henderson County Big Sweep Hauls 4,400 Lbs of Trash from Local Rivers and Streams

This year’s Henderson County Big Sweep was a huge success. Volunteers banded together to clean up 11 miles of local rivers. We picked up 24 tires and 81 bags of trash for a grand total of approximately 4,400 pounds of trash and recycling. MountainTrue wants to thank all of the volunteers who gave so much of their time and made this event possible! An important part of calling a region home is taking the time to care for it.

WNC Vote Tracker provides transparency on legislators’ votes on new laws that impact residents in 20 western counties

WNC Vote Tracker provides transparency on legislators’ votes on new laws that impact residents in 20 western counties

Before you go to the polls on November 8, find out how your legislators have voted on the issues that are most important to you. The nonpartisan website WNC Vote Tracker provides information on important legislation in six categories: Economic Security; Education; Environment; Health & Safety; and Women’s Issues. The WNC Vote Tracker also offers an overview of the state budget—arguably the most important legislation passed each year.

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