Clean Waters.

Restoring and protecting our water quality for healthy ecosystems and recreational resources

Resilient Forests.

Working to safeguard our public forests and wildlife

Healthy communities.

Helping 23 counties improve the quality of development

Green energy.

Supporting initiatives for clean, homegrown energy for our NC communities

MT Raleigh Report: What’s On Deck For The Environment?

NC lawmakers are likely to wrestle with open space trust funds, water protection and storm preparedness.  >>more

No Man’s Land Film Festival In Brevard, Boone, Asheville

We’re bringing the premier all-women adventure film festival to WNC for the second year in a row.  >>more

NC Orders Full Cleanup of Duke Energy’s Coal Ash

The order is a victory for North Carolina’s waters and frontline communities living near coal ash plants.  >>more

Upcoming Events

  1. Broad River Greenway Cleanup

    April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Living with Bears in North Carolina

    April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Volunteer to be a weekly Water Ranger

    April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. No Man’s Land Film Festival – Asheville

    April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Water Quality Volunteer Training

    April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

MountainTrue News

MountainTrue Raleigh Report: It’s Road Trip Season!

MountainTrue Raleigh Report: It’s Road Trip Season!

This time of year, protecting Western North Carolina’s shared places means taking road trips to Raleigh. With the General Assembly now running full steam, MountainTrue staff are making regular visits to the state capitol to speak up for our mountains. We made our second visit of the year last week to have conversations with a number of key legislators as well as the leadership at the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

MountainTrue’s Statement on DEQ’s Announcement to Order Full Excavation of Duke Energy’s Coal Ash Pits in North Carolina

MountainTrue’s Statement on DEQ’s Announcement to Order Full Excavation of Duke Energy’s Coal Ash Pits in North Carolina

On April 1, North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced that they will require full excavation of all coal ash impoundments in NC. As a result, a total of nine coal ash pits at six coal-burning plants – Allen, Belews, Cliffside/Rogers, Marshall, Mayo and Roxboro – must be fully excavated and moved to lined landfills. Below are statements from MountainTrue’s Broad Riverkeeper, David Caldwell, and MountainTrue’s Co-Director, Julie Mayfield.

The Emerald Ash Borer – A Novel Threat

The Emerald Ash Borer – A Novel Threat

The emerald ash borer is quickly eating its way across North Carolina, killing our ash forests along the way. Here’s what you need to know about this deadly invasive beetle and how we can beat it.

 

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