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Have your say in what happens to our forests, water and communities. With MountainTrue, you can join forces with citizens from across the region and your community to:

  • Influence public policy to better address development pressures.
  • Safeguard the treasures of our public forests, including an array of wildlife, old growth stands, and rare ecosystems.
  • Preserve working farms and traditional mountain communities.
  • Halt the proliferation of exotic invasive plant species that threaten native ecosystems.
  • Expand our ability to rigorously monitor and protect water quality.

Keep checking this page for updates on our campaigns!

Riverkeepers Respond to Duke’s Coal Ash Dishonesty

Riverkeepers Respond to Duke’s Coal Ash Dishonesty

Over the weekend, Duke Energy Spokesperson Danielle Peoples responded to MountainTrue’s paddle protest on the Broad River with multiple untrue statements about the dangers of coal ash and the extent of Duke’s pollution at their power plant in Cliffside, NC [“Battle over coal ash continues in Cliffside” (11/5/17)]. In a Letter-to-the-Editor for the Shelby Star, Western North Carolina’s Riverkeepers stand up for the truth on coal ash and our rivers and set the record straight.

Take Action: Tell Duke Energy to Stop Polluting the Broad River with Coal Ash!

Take Action: Tell Duke Energy to Stop Polluting the Broad River with Coal Ash!

Last Saturday, Oct. 14, community members joined the Broad River Alliance and three other MountainTrue Riverkeepers for a paddle protest in front of Duke’s power plant in Cliffside, NC. Sign our petition to keep the heat on and show Duke that North Carolina’s citizens will not tolerate their toxic pollution of our waterways.

Attend USFS Open Houses And Speak Up for Protecting the Pisgah-Nantahala

Attend USFS Open Houses And Speak Up for Protecting the Pisgah-Nantahala

As part of the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process, the U.S. Forest Service will hold six open house events across the region from late June to early August to provide the public with opportunities to talk with Forest Service staff about local issues, district projects, and the forest plan revision.

If you care about Western North Carolina’s national forests, enjoy our beautiful mountain vistas and hiking trails, or playing in the many streams and swimming holes within Pisgah and Nantahala, this is your opportunity to talk directly with Forest Service staff one-on-one about how the forest will be managed for the years to come.

Tell the NCGA: DEQ needs the financial resources to protect our communities!

Tell the NCGA: DEQ needs the financial resources to protect our communities!

The House refused to go along with a Senate budget proposal that included steep cuts to the Department of Environmental Quality. The House budget proposal is much better on state funding for DEQ. Calls and emails from MountainTrue and other organizations encouraged House members to keep critical funding for DEQ. Let’s keep up the pressure and make sure that DEQ has the resources to protect our environment and our communities.

MountainTrue tells McHenry: Don’t support EPA budget cuts

MountainTrue tells McHenry: Don’t support EPA budget cuts

On Wednesday April 12, MountainTrue staff met with Congressman Patrick McHenry’s Regional Representative, Roger Kumpf, to talk about some of our concerns with the Trump Administration’s spending and regulatory priorities. We delivered a letter (see below) focusing on President Trump’s proposed 31% cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency — a reckless and extreme proposal that would endanger the health and wellbeing of communities across the country and right here in Western North Carolina.

Tell Congress to Take AmeriCorps Off the Chopping Block

Tell Congress to Take AmeriCorps Off the Chopping Block

Meet some of our hardworking and dedicated AmeriCorps. The federal agency that supports the AmeriCorps service program is one of 18 agencies that are recommended for elimination in the White House’s recent budget proposal. Please take a moment to call your members of Congress and let them know that AmeriCorps is making a difference in our community.

Don’t Let Congress Put Profits Over People and The Planet

Don’t Let Congress Put Profits Over People and The Planet

The current Congress is hard at work. Unfortunately, instead of working in the public interest and to protect the natural resources we all depend on, many lawmakers are determined to dismantle regulations and structures that protect public and environmental health — all in the name of saving industry the cost of doing business in a responsible way.


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