Grace Fuchs, AmeriCorps Water Quality Administrator

Grace Fuchs is from Delaware, Ohio, and became interested in the environment at a young age by exploring outside, seeing Ohio’s myriad of water quality issues firsthand, and discussing environmental justice issues at church. Grace has previously interned with the George Voinovich School, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

Grace recently graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Ohio University, where she fell in love with Appalachia and completed her thesis work on the social and environmental impacts of fracking in Appalachian Ohio. She believes that working at the intersection of environmental and social issues is an important step to alleviating environmental injustice. 

Grace is excited to be in WNC to explore such a beautiful area and to work with AmeriCorps to address water quality issues specific to this region. In addition to water and the environment, Grace is also passionate about queer rights, dancing, and dogs.

phone 828.692.0385

Western North Carolina is blessed with more than 1.5 million acres of public land, including Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and several state-owned parks, forests and natural areas. These public lands support the headwaters of our rivers, beautiful mountain vistas, one of the most diverse temperate forests on the planet, and a thriving economy in tourism, crafts and recreation.
During its 30-year history, WNCA (now MountainTrue) has twice prevented logging in the Asheville Watershed, first in 1990 and again in 2004. Eventually the City of Asheville placed a conservation easement over 17,356 acres of the watershed.