Working to safeguard our public forests and wildlife


Helping 23 counties improve the quality of development


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


 Supporting initiatives for clean, homegrown energy for our NC communities

Speak Out For Wild Places!

Let the Forest Service know that you support protecting WNC’s wild and wonderful treasures. >>more

Community Pressures Duke to Revised Modernization Plan

#DukeDidBetter. Duke abandons transmission lines, substation and reduces size of proposed plant. >>more

NCDOT: Get the I-26 expansion right!

Submit comments and find out more about how to get connected and involved. >>more

Upcoming Events

  1. Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Flood of 1916

    December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. People’s Pilgrimage for the Paris Climate Talks

    December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Fight Invasives at Richmond Hill Park

    December 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Paddle-n-Plant with the French Broad Riverkeeper

    December 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Hemlock Education Hike

    December 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Mountaintrue News

Mayfield on the Challenge within Duke’s Revised Proposal

MountainTrue Co-director Julie Mayfield has a new guest column in this week’s issue of the MountainXpress where she discusses the challenge posed by Duke Energy’s revised Western Carolinas Modernization Project. If we are going to move the region not just beyond coal but toward a fossil-fuel-free future, we must work together.

Swimguide – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For seven months, from April 1 to October 31, over 25 volunteers took more than 575 E. coli water samples to ensure the waterways of the French Broad River are safe for swimming. This data was collected from 22 sites throughout the watershed, from Rosman in Transylvania County to Hot Springs in Madison County. Read on to find out which sites made our lists for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

A Big Thank You to Our Biomonitoring Volunteers!

MountainTrue wants to thank all the dedicated volunteers who have helped make this another successful year for our biomonitoring programing. Our nine teams of volunteers sampled 21 sites throughout Henderson County, and you can expect the results of this testing in the coming weeks.

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