Southern Regional Office 

Our Southern Regional Office is located in Hendersonville, serving Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania counties.

 

611 N. Church Street, Suite 101
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone (828) 692-0385

This office is located at the corner of Church Street and 6th Avenue in downtown Hendersonville. From 6th, turn left into the last parking lot on left before light at Church Street. Parking lot is located after Penny Insurance Company.

 


Gray Jernigan, Southern Regional Director

phone (828) 692-0385 x 1004
envelope gray@mountaintrue.org

The Southern Region Office works within Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania counties through the following programs, partnerships and advocacy initiatives:



Southern Regional News


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.

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Honoring David Malpass: Co-Founder of ECO and WNC Environmental Hero

Honoring David Malpass: Co-Founder of ECO and WNC Environmental Hero

David Malpass passed away on May 17. He co-founded, along with his wife Mary Jo Padgett, the Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO) — an environmental nonprofit that thrived in Henderson County for 27 years and later merged with the Western North Carolina Alliance and the Jackson Macon Conservation Alliance to become MountainTrue. With ECO, David and Mary Jo helped establish an organization with a lasting legacy of getting people out into the natural world, and empowering them to protect our environment.

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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.

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Photos from Our SMIE Water Quality Training in Henderson Co.

On Saturday, March 11, MountainTrue held our Stream Monitoring Information Exchange (SMIE) bio-monitoring training at Blue Ridge Community College. Through the SMIE bio-monitoring program, we sample aquatic macro-invertebrates, or aquatic insects, as indicators of water quality. Bugs tell us a lot about the health and vitality of our rivers and streams.

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