RESILIENT FORESTS.

 Working to safeguard our public forests and wildlife

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

Helping 23 counties improve the quality of development

CLEAN WATERS.

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

GREEN ENERGY.

 Supporting initiatives for clean, homegrown energy for our NC communities


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

Join Us on a French Broad River Adventure

Two great ways to explore with the French Broad Riverkeeper – the four-day French Broad Paddle Trip or the French Broad Section Challenge.

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Tell the DEQ: Clean Up Cliffside! Submit public comment

DEQ plans to let Cliffside’s coal ash pits keep polluting communities and the Broad River. Tell the DEQ to CLEAN THEM ALL UP!  >>more



Mountaintrue News

Vote MountainTrue for Best of WNC

Vote MountainTrue for Best of WNC

Voting is now open in Mountain Xpress’ annual Best of WNC readers’ poll. The deadline to cast your ballot is May 4, but don’t delay! Vote now and vote MountainTrue!

Josh Kelly, A Pioneer in Our Midst!

Josh Kelly, A Pioneer in Our Midst!

Josh Kelly, MountainTrue’s dedicated field biologist, has been recognized by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine as one of 100 pioneers who have helped shape our region’s recreation, conservation, and adventure resources. The magazine explains:

“While benefactors and leaders in art, science, business, politics, medicine and other realms see their names emblazoned on buildings and their legacies revered for centuries, the people who advance outdoor recreation and the protection of public lands generally do their work without fanfare, quietly pushing the boundaries of human endurance and selflessly advocating on behalf of resources to benefit mankind.”

Katharine Hayhoe at First Baptist Church in Asheville

Katharine Hayhoe at First Baptist Church in Asheville

On April 5, 300 people gathered at First Baptist Church in downtown Asheville for a presentation by climate scientist and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe. Katharine was uniquely able to make the clear connection between science and faith on the subject of climate change. She explained climate change in simple language and well-understood metaphors and made a strong case for why Christians should care about and act on climate change.

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