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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Comes to WNC for Sixth Year

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Comes to WNC for Sixth Year

Join MountainTrue for the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, featuring the year’s best short-form nature, wilderness and outdoor adventure films. This year’s festival takes place on the beautiful grounds of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery under the open sky of an outdoor amphitheater carved into the side of a hill and located on the banks of the French Broad River. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Get there early to grab a drink, explore the gardens and snag a prime viewing spot!

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Save the French Broad, One Fish at a Time

Save the French Broad, One Fish at a Time

For the month of August, fishing will be good throughout the French Broad River Watershed for both fishers and non-fishers alike. In partnership with Sweetwater, MountainTrue is hosting a campaign to clean up the French Broad River through the sale of paper fish in local restaurants, bars and businesses. Show your support for swimmable, fishable and drinkable water in the French Broad.

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9/10: Henderson County Big Sweep

9/10: Henderson County Big Sweep

The community is invited to lend a hand and help clean up Henderson County’s rivers and streams. Join MountainTrue on Saturday, September 10 for the annual Henderson County Big Sweep – a county-wide litter cleanup program that brings citizens and community organizations together to clear trash from their waterways. Civic organizations, Scout troops, church groups, school groups, Adopt-A-Stream teams, neighborhood associations, city and county departments, local businesses, and individuals can all pitch in to make our waters cleaner and healthier. Form a team with friends and family or join an existing team.

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MountainTrue Raleigh Report, Issue 21: Hallelujah, That Session Is Over

MountainTrue Raleigh Report, Issue 21: Hallelujah, That Session Is Over

In this edition of the MountainTrue Raleigh Report – It’s OVER! On Friday, legislators adjourned the short session sine die and headed back home – just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Up until the very end of session, there were a number of important bills still up in the air. Some good things happened and some bad things didn’t. Here’s the rundown on the end of session – and our overall take on what The Honorables did and didn’t do this year.

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The Gospel in the Ecological Crisis

The Gospel in the Ecological Crisis

rom the California drought to Missouri floods to our changing growing seasons, climate change is already affecting people around the world, in our country and here in North Carolina. To help our faith communities address the impacts of climate change and ecological crisis, the Center for Earth Ethics and Union Theological Seminary gathered faith leaders, including Director of the Creation Care Alliance Scott Hardin-Nieri, in New York City from June 6-10 for a five-day training.

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Bad Coal Ash Bill Being Rushed Through Raleigh

Bad Coal Ash Bill Being Rushed Through Raleigh

On the evening of Tuesday, June 28 the North Carolina Senate rushed through a rewrite to H630, the state’s coal ash cleanup law. This bad coal ash bill is quickly making its way through the legislature and we expect the House to take it up as soon as today. Please call your NC Representative Immediately and ask them to NOT CONCUR with the Senate’s version of House Bill 630.

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Public And Scientists Document Diversity Of Bluff Mountain During Bioblitz

Public And Scientists Document Diversity Of Bluff Mountain During Bioblitz

On June 4 and 5, MountainTrue Staff and 43 volunteers documented the astonishing diversity of Bluff Mountain in Madison County, NC. Bluff Mountain has long been an iconic place to local residents who have hunted and gathered food and medicinal herbs on its slopes for generations. Our bioblitz confirmed Bluff’s special character and documented over 400 species, including over 270 vascular plants, a dozen mosses and liverworts, more than 30 birds, over 40 lichen, five mammals, six amphibians, and more than 50 invertebrate animals in just two days!

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MountainTrue Announces New Southern Regional Director

MountainTrue Announces New Southern Regional Director

MountainTrue is excited to announce the hiring of Gray Jernigan as regional director for the Southern Regional Office, located in Hendersonville and serving Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania counties. Gray comes to MountainTrue from Waterkeeper Alliance, where he served in Raleigh as a staff attorney and communications coordinator. To welcome Gray to WNC, MountainTrue is hosting an open house at our Hendersonville office on July 7.

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June 19: Father’s Day French Broad River Clean-up

June 19: Father’s Day French Broad River Clean-up

French Broad Chocolates is partnering with MountainTrue’s French Broad Riverkeeper and Asheville Greenworks for a special Father’s Day River clean-up. Fathers, mothers and children are all invited to come out on the water and lend a hand cleaning up the French Broad River. This day of hard work will be rewarded with French Broad’s bean-to-bar craft chocolate and followed by an afterparty on the South Slope at Catawba Brewing.

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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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