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Villains Invade the Non-native Invasives at Richmond Hill Park!

Villains Invade the Non-native Invasives at Richmond Hill Park!

In my position as Ecologist & Public Lands Director, I’m accustomed to high school, college, and even business groups contacting us to volunteer for any service projects we might have in restoring the areas of the natural environment. But in July, one J.J. Holt called and offered help from his group of folks scattered across North Carolina who call themselves the Bearded Villains. “We all have beards,” JJ said. “And our mission is to offer our services to any organization needing help with physical labor on outdoor projects.”

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Henderson County Big Sweep Hauls 4,400 Lbs of Trash from Local Rivers and Streams

Henderson County Big Sweep Hauls 4,400 Lbs of Trash from Local Rivers and Streams

This year’s Henderson County Big Sweep was a huge success. Volunteers banded together to clean up 11 miles of local rivers. We picked up 24 tires and 81 bags of trash for a grand total of approximately 4,400 pounds of trash and recycling. MountainTrue wants to thank all of the volunteers who gave so much of their time and made this event possible! An important part of calling a region home is taking the time to care for it.

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WNC Vote Tracker provides transparency on legislators’ votes on new laws that impact residents in 20 western counties

WNC Vote Tracker provides transparency on legislators’ votes on new laws that impact residents in 20 western counties

Before you go to the polls on November 8, find out how your legislators have voted on the issues that are most important to you. The nonpartisan website WNC Vote Tracker provides information on important legislation in six categories: Economic Security; Education; Environment; Health & Safety; and Women’s Issues. The WNC Vote Tracker also offers an overview of the state budget—arguably the most important legislation passed each year.

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On Election Day, Vote Yes for Asheville

On Election Day, Vote Yes for Asheville

This November, City of Asheville residents will all have an opportunity to vote on a $74 million bond package to provide funds for improvements in the City’s affordable housing, multimodal transportation and parks. These projects will make life even better for all who call Asheville home and pay it forward to our local environment.

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October 8: Migratory Bird Walk & Talk with Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway

October 8: Migratory Bird Walk & Talk with Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway

join Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway on October 8 for a Migratory Bird Walk & Talk, led by Cherie Pittillo and Emilie Travis, experienced local birders and board members of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society. This Walk & Talk will focus on the fall migration of birds. Cherie and Emilie have a wealth of knowledge about migratory birds in western North Carolina as well as their winter habitats around the Caribbean basin.

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Carolyn Finney, Author of Black Faces, White Spaces to Speak at UNC Asheville Sept. 29

Carolyn Finney, Author of Black Faces, White Spaces to Speak at UNC Asheville Sept. 29

Developing cultural competency within the discussion of public lands and conservation is an important aspect for promoting the use and care of public lands among all populations. MountainTrue values collaboration among diverse constituencies to achieve more effective success in protecting our public lands and forests. Carolyn Finney brings a unique voice to this dialogue, and considers factors that contribute to how individuals build a relationship with their environment.

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Join us for Pisgah Pride Day on September 24!

Join us for Pisgah Pride Day on September 24!

MountainTrue is proud to be an official partner of the The Pisgah Conservancy’s first annual Pisgah Pride Day! Pride Day, on September 24, falls on National Public Lands Day, and is a broad volunteer opportunity for community members to contribute to the success of the Pisgah. The name of the event stems from The Pisgah Conservancy’s desire to instill pride in the maintenance of the Pisgah, and to encourage all members to a part in enjoying the forest.

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Hendersonville Community Co-op BYOBag Program Makes Donation to MountainTrue

Hendersonville Community Co-op BYOBag Program Makes Donation to MountainTrue

The Hendersonville Community Co-op donated $275 to MountainTrue through its BYOBag program. Each time a shopper brings their own bag for their groceries the Co-op hands the shopper a wooden chip which they then deposit into the box representing the non-profit organization of their choice. The Hendersonville Community Co-op then passes on the savings to recipients like MountainTrue in the form of a financial donation.

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#MTRaleigh Report

Get the latest on environmental policy and politics from the capital with the #MTRaleigh Report.
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