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April 2021 E-Vistas Newsletter

April 2021 E-Vistas Newsletter

We use DNA to determines sources of E. coli pollution, plant 12,000 live stakes to improve water quality in the Watauga, help launch a new solar program for Asheville & Buncombe County, continue to fight alongside neighbors against an asphalt plant in East Flat Rock, and invite you to join us in Andrews for Spring Fling. All that and more in our April E-Vistas Newsletter!

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MT Raleigh Report: How Legislative Advocacy Helped Us Track Down E. coli Pollution

DNA Testing Indicates Animal Agriculture and Sewer Infrastructure are Major Pollution Sources for French Broad River

Some of it comes from cows, some from humans and dogs. But it’s all poop and it doesn’t belong in our rivers. Find out how MountainTrue and the French Broad Riverkeeper used DNA to determine the sources of E. coli pollution to the French Broad River.

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Corridor K Should Be A Model for Future Highway Projects

Corridor K Should Be A Model for Future Highway Projects

MountainTrue has been working for decades, through our participation in WaysSouth, to ensure that the Corridor K highway expansion project met local needs to improve safety and reliability without compromising our rivers, forests and mountain heritage. Responding to community concerns, the North Carolina Department of Transportation put forward a final proposal for Corridor K on Thursday, March 25 that is excellently designed, and economically and environmentally sound.

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Solarize Asheville-Buncombe to Launch  Bulk-Purchase Solar Community Campaign on Wednesday, April 7

Solarize Asheville-Buncombe to Launch Bulk-Purchase Solar Community Campaign on Wednesday, April 7

MountainTrue is part of a coalition launching Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, a community-based group-purchasing solar campaign that makes solar energy and battery storage more affordable to participants. A virtual launch event on Wednesday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. will feature Vice-Mayor Sheneika Smith, Buncombe County Commission Chair Brownie Newman, and Solarize Asheville-Buncombe Steering Committee members.

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#MTRaleigh Report

Get the latest on environmental policy and politics from the capitol with the #MTRaleigh Report.
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