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Upcoming Events

  1. 2021 Fall Native Tree & Shrub Sale

    September 15 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Morning Nonnative Invasive Plant Workday at Island Park, Bryson City

    October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Afternoon Nonnative Invasive Plant Workday at Island Park, Bryson City

    October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Invasive Plant Control on the Oklwaha Greenway

    October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Southern Region Annual Gathering 2021

    October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

MountainTrue News

Swim Guide Watershed Report: French Broad River

Swim Guide Watershed Report: French Broad River

In the past year, the French Broad River Watershed experienced a range of highs and lows (we’re talking about bacteria counts, folks!). We’ll start with the good news, including which water testing sites had the lowest bacteria counts across the watershed. Then, we’ll...

October 2021 E-Vistas Newsletter

October 2021 E-Vistas Newsletter

Check out what the team at MountainTrue has been up to. In this edition, we have a deep-dive analysis on the NC Energy Bill that was signed by Governor Cooper last week, updates on pollution coming from The Cottages of Boone and our work to save ash trees from the emerald ash borer, and volunteer opportunities to help eradicate invasive plants in both the Western Region and in the High Country. To our volunteers, members and supporters, thank you for everything that you do to protect the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.

‘Energy Solutions’ Bill Sets North Carolina on Path to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

‘Energy Solutions’ Bill Sets North Carolina on Path to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

On Wednesday, October 13, Governor Roy Cooper signed a bill called “Energy Solution for North Carolina” or HB 951. Standing behind a podium bearing the words Securing Our Clean Energy Future, Cooper confidently asserted “ … today I will sign a historic bill that gives us an extraordinary new tool in our fight against climate change. Today, North Carolina moves strongly into a reliable and affordable clean energy future.”

Clearly, this wasn’t the same HB 951 that had been negotiated behind closed doors by House Republicans, Duke Energy, and other industry groups and passed by the House on a 57-49 vote in July.

 

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