Restoring and protecting our water quality for healthy ecosystems and recreational resources
Helping 23 counties improve the quality of development
Duke Energy’s coal ash pits at the Cliffside Power Plant (James E. Rogers Energy Complex) are polluting the Broad River and its tributaries with toxic heavy metals. There are two coal ash ponds right next to the Broad River that contain over eight million tons of toxic coal ash. Despite the fact that Duke Energy has a lined landfill across the street capable of handling all their toxic coal from these ponds, they refuse to do the right thing. Tell Duke Energy to clean up their mess!
MountainTrue is excited to welcome Chris Joyell and the Asheville Design Center to the MountainTrue team. Asheville Design Center (ADC) and MountainTrue have announced their intent to merge in the Fall of 2017. “The merger creates one organization that is better able to pursue a holistic approach to our built and natural environments,” explains Chris Joyell, executive director of the Asheville Design Center.
On September 9, more than 253 people from all walks of life turned out to remove more than 7,810 pounds of trash — 3.9 tons! — from Western North Carolina’s waterways as part of our 30th annual NC Big Sweep. Through a series of river and roadside cleanups in Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania, and Watauga counties, Mountaintrue joined key partners Asheville Greenworks, the Waterkeeper Alliance and AmeriCorps Project Conserve to clean 50 miles of rivers and streams.