Green Riverkeeper

The Green Riverkeeper is the key protector and watchdog of the Green River Watershed in MountainTrue’s Southern Region in Western North Carolina.

MountainTrue’s Green Riverkeeper fights for safe and healthy waterways for all communities in the Green River Watershed by bringing together and empowering local residents and communities to identify pollution sources, advocate for and enforce environmental laws, and participate in restoration projects. The Green Riverkeeper serves the Green River Watershed beginning at the river’s headwaters on the eastern slope of DuPont State Recreational Forest, which drain to the south and east into Henderson County before flowing across Polk County and eventually joining the Broad River on the border with Rutherford County.

The Green Riverkeeper is a program of MountainTrue’s Southern Regional Office and a proud member of the Waterkeeper Alliance

Meet Erica

Erica Shanks

Erica Shanks

Green Riverkeeper and Watershed Outreach Coordinator

A longtime MountainTrue Swim Guide volunteer, Green River enthusiast, and an all-around wonderful human, Erica now serves as the Green Riverkeeper and Watershed Outreach Coordinator in MountainTrue’s Southern Region. >>more

We have many regular volunteer opportunities throughout the warmer months. Below are some of the ways you can get involved with the Green Riverkeeper. Click the images to add your name to our volunteer roster. Please note that volunteer event dates and times are subject to change due to weather conditions with short notice. Follow the Green Riverkeeper Instagram and Facebook Page or email to receive the most up-to-date information on event changes/cancellations.

Green Riverkeeper News

Join Us for an Annual Member Gathering in Your Area!

Join Us for an Annual Member Gathering in Your Area!

We are excited to be gathering in person this year to connect with you, our members, to celebrate our award winners and see each others’ smiling faces!
In light of the current rate of COVID infections and the situation in hospitals across our region, we have chosen to host multiple, smaller, outdoor events in place of one large gathering. We are also requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to participate. If you are not vaccinated, you will have an opportunity to vote for new and returning board members online.

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