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Kaiya Pickens Wins Top 2021 Carson Conservation Scholarship Award

Kaiya Pickens Wins Top 2021 Carson Conservation Scholarship Award

The Carson Conservation Scholarship assists young people from Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties who want to pursue higher education in natural resource conservation fields. This year’s top scholarship award winner, Kaiya Pickens, is planning a career in ecological restoration and has been volunteering with MountainTrue to remove non-native invasive plants on Murphy’s River Walk. 

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One Million Gallons of Sewage Overflowed into Western North Carolina Waterways during Six Month Period

One Million Gallons of Sewage Overflowed into Western North Carolina Waterways during Six Month Period

More than one million gallons of sewage overflowed from inadequate wastewater infrastructure into the French Broad River and other area waterways in Western North Carolina according to state data acquired and analyzed by MountainTrue. The data was collected from August 3, 2020 until March 4, 2021 by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Asheville Regional office and is the best available estimate of the amount of sewage that overflows from wastewater infrastructures such as pipes and manhole covers into area rivers and streams across 19 counties of western North Carolina.

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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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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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