Become a monthly donor and make a big impact with a small initial donation.

MountainTrue will keep you healthy this river season.

MountainTrue’s Swim Guide bacteria monitoring program keeps you up-to-date with the latest water quality results for the Southern Blue Ridge Mountain’s most popular water recreation sites.

From May to September, MountainTrue volunteers collect weekly water samples from the Broad, French Broad, Elk, Green, Hiwassee, New, Notterly and Watauga river basins.

We process and analyze each sample and post the results online before the weekend so you know if it’s safe to swim. 

French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson takes a water sample in order to track down a source of bacterial pollution.

MountainTrue will keep you healthy this river season.

MountainTrue’s Swim Guide bacteria monitoring program keeps you up-to-date with the latest water quality results for the Southern Blue Ridge Mountain’s most popular water recreation sites.

From May to September, MountainTrue volunteers collect weekly water samples from the Broad, French Broad, Elk, Green, Hiwassee, New, Notterly and Watauga river basins.

We process and analyze each sample and post the results online before the weekend so you know if it’s safe to swim. 

French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson takes a water sample in order to track down a source of bacterial pollution.

Become a monthly donor and make a big impact with a small initial donation.

Help make a difference

We use our testing data to track down sources of pollution and push for better policies to address the long-term issue affecting our rivers, lakes and streams. To learn more about our clean water agenda, check out iloverivers.org.

MountainTrue’s water quality program is powered by our volunteers, members and donors like you.

 Weekly Results Starting Memorial Day Weekend

For a more detailed map with full results for all our region’s testing sites, check out swimguide.org

Find the Swim Guide App on Google Play and the Apple App Store

 

 

 

When you become a member of MountainTrue, you power:

  • Four Riverkeepers and a Western Region Clean Waters Team that work to reduce water pollution, minimizing levels of harmful bacteria, sediment and excess nutrients in our rivers, lakes and streams;
  • a Public Lands Team hard at work ensuring a management plan for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests that protects our natural carbon sinks, reduces habitat destruction, and promotes biodiversity;
  • a Land-Use Team that promotes smart growth and community planning so that our continued growth doesn’t come at the expense of our environment; and
  • an Energy Team that has successfully fought to move our region away from coal and is helping to lead us toward a renewable energy future.

MountainTrue’s Public Lands Field Biologist Josh Kelly documents the age of a 200 year-old tree as part of our objection to a timber sale.

Pass on your legacy

Do you want to ensure that our mountain region is protected far into the future? Explore your planned giving options to find out what works best for your unique situation.

Want to give in other ways? Get in touch.

Have questions or ideas around about planned giving, workplace giving, or other kinds of giving to help support MountainTrue? Let’s talk. Contact Adam Bowers, Development Director, directly at adam@mountaintrue.org. 

Other ways to give!

  • Dedicate your donation: Click the box under the contribution form above to indicate you would like to make your gift in honor or memory of someone special.
  • Workplace giving: A small gift each month can make a large impact. Ask your employer if they participate in (or would like to) EarthShare or the NC State Employees Combined Campaign (#1125)
  • Matching donations: You can often double or even triple your gift to MountainTrue with matching funds provided by your employer. Check with your company’s personnel office to learn if your company offers a gift matching option.
  • Stock: A gift of stock supports MountainTrue and offers you financial benefits. Your broker can transfer securities to MountainTrue.
  • Planned giving: Make a deep and meaningful impact for future generations.

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