9/12: Henderson County Big Sweep

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EQI needs water quality volunteers to sample local streams

ABOUT History & Impact Board of Directors Staff Regional Offices Annual Reports Internships & Jobs PROGRAMS Healthy Communities Smart Growth Coalition Team Terra Resilient Forests Invasive Species Forest Task Force Clean Waters French Broad Riverkeeper Muddy Water Watch Bacteria Monitoring Point Source Monitoring Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous Waste Coal Ash French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ Campsites French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ Reservations Trip Suggestions FAQ Links Rules Clean Water Team Green Energy Asheville Beyond Coal Recycling & Solid Waste Team WNC Climate Listening Project Creation Care Alliance of WNC NEWS MountainTrue Raleigh Report Sign Up for MountainTrue Newsletter TAKE ACTION Become a Member Donate Corporate Sponsorships Volunteer Events French Broad Float Asheville Green Drinks Join Our Friends Transition Asheville Asheville on Bikes Shop DONATE Giving Options Corporate Sponsorships The Environmnetal Quality Institute (EQI) is in search of volunteers to help collect monthly water samples at three sites in Fairview and one site in South Buncombe for the Volunteer Water Information Network (VWIN). VWIN is a stream monitoring program where volunteers collect stream water samples that are later analyzed at the EQI laboratory in Asheville. Buncombe County stream samples are collected at established sites on the first Saturday of each month. After collection, the volunteers take the samples to a designated drop point (usually a gas station cooler) where the samples are refrigerated. The volunteer coordinator picks up the samples from the drop point and delivers them to the EQI laboratory Monday morning. EQI tests the samples for pH, alkalinity, conductivity, orthophosphate, ammonia-nitrogen, nitrate-nitrogen, turbidity, and total suspended solids each month. Volunteers are currently needed for...

6/13: Protect native plants along the A.T.

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7/17-18: Volunteer with us and get in FREE at the “Burning CAN Beer Fest”!

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MountainTrue board chairman goes to D.C., advocates for the environment

ABOUT History & Impact Board of Directors Staff Regional Offices Annual Reports Internships & Jobs PROGRAMS Healthy Communities Smart Growth Coalition Team Terra Resilient Forests Invasive Species Forest Task Force Clean Waters French Broad Riverkeeper Muddy Water Watch Bacteria Monitoring Point Source Monitoring Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous Waste Coal Ash French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ Campsites French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ Reservations Trip Suggestions FAQ Links Rules Clean Water Team Green Energy Asheville Beyond Coal Recycling & Solid Waste Team WNC Climate Listening Project Creation Care Alliance of WNC NEWS MountainTrue Raleigh Report Sign Up for MountainTrue Newsletter TAKE ACTION Become a Member Donate Corporate Sponsorships Volunteer Events French Broad Float Asheville Green Drinks Join Our Friends Transition Asheville Asheville on Bikes Shop DONATE Giving Options Corporate Sponsorships   MountainTrue board chairman goes to D.C., advocates for the environment During the last week of April, MountainTrue Board Chairman Peter Krull was in Washington, D.C., advocating for a number of environmental and climate change policies. The trip was sponsored by E2, Environmental Entrepreneurs, which is part of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). MountainTrue has worked with E2 in the past to get entrepreneurs more involved with environmental policy. While in D.C., Peter and his team met with members of the administration, including the Undersecretaries of Transportation and Agriculture, and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality. They also had meetings with nine Senate offices, including staff from North Carolina Sens. Tillis and Burr. They met with five House offices, including staff from Rep. Mark Meadows’ office. Peter’s group had multiple objectives for their meetings: — To demonstrate...

5/13: Rally for Racial & Environmental Justice

Join us from 11 a.m – 1 p.m. May 13 on Halifax Mall in Raleigh to call for the state of North Carolina to take urgent action to help communities living with pollution and impacts from industrial swine and poultry production. Most North Carolina residents, except those living in “hog country” and near poultry operations, are unaware of how much environmental damage and human pain and suffering industrial meat production inflicts on people and their environment. For too long, industrial meat operations in North Carolina and across the country have been disproportionately located in communities of color where residents are forced to endure the smell, water quality impacts and the embarrassment associated with the facilities operating near their homes. Meanwhile, State officials have turned a blind eye to the impacts on local communities while catering to the interests of multinational corporations that dictate industry practices. This past September, Waterkeeper Alliance, North Carolina Environmental Justice Network and Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help, represented by Earthjustice and the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights, filed a complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Civil Rights alleging that lax regulation of hog waste disposal by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) discriminates against minority communities in eastern North Carolina. And in February, the U.S. EPA determined that an investigation is warranted. Esteemed leaders of the environmental and civil rights movements will gather in downtown Raleigh to urge the State of North Carolina to take much-needed action to set things right and call on citizens to demand clean water and healthy air for ALL communities....