Southern Regional Office 

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

 

MountainTrue Southern Regional Office

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

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.

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MountainTrue and Asheville Design Center to Merge

MountainTrue and Asheville Design Center to Merge

MountainTrue is excited to welcome Chris Joyell and the Asheville Design Center to the MountainTrue team. Asheville Design Center (ADC) and MountainTrue have announced their intent to merge in the Fall of 2017. “The merger creates one organization that is better able to pursue a holistic approach to our built and natural environments,” explains Chris Joyell, executive director of the Asheville Design Center.

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Turnout for 30th Annual Big Sweep Nearly Quadruples, Volunteers Clean Up 50 miles in WNC

Turnout for 30th Annual Big Sweep Nearly Quadruples, Volunteers Clean Up 50 miles in WNC

On September 9, more than 253 people from all walks of life turned out to remove more than 7,810 pounds of trash — 3.9 tons! — from Western North Carolina’s waterways as part of our 30th annual NC Big Sweep. Through a series of river and roadside cleanups in Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania, and Watauga counties, Mountaintrue joined key partners Asheville Greenworks, the Waterkeeper Alliance and AmeriCorps Project Conserve to clean 50 miles of rivers and streams.

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Sampling Shows Groundwater Pollution to the Broad River

Sampling Shows Groundwater Pollution to the Broad River

Recent sampling by the Broad Riverkeeper and MountainTrue confirms that Duke Energy is continuing to pollute groundwater and surface water with toxic heavy metals at its coal-fired power plant near Cliffside, N.C.. The team used a sampling method to tap into shallow groundwater near the edge of the Broad River at three locations: upstream and across the river from the Duke Energy plant (used as a “background” location for sampling purposes), next to an inactive coal ash pit and next to the active coal ash pit.

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