SRO Clean Water Team

MountainTrue’s Southern Regional Office (SRO) Clean Water Team strives to protect water quality in Henderson and Polk Counties through water monitoring and testing at more than 30 sites.

The SRO Clean Water Team educates the public on how they can become better stewards of their streams.  Additionally they test stream health with biomonitoring, chemical monitoring, bacterial monitoring, adopt-a-stream programs, sedimentation control as well as participate in Big Sweep, WNC’s largest watershed cleanup initiative.  

People interested in water conservation, stream monitoring, and keeping the waters of Western North Carolina clean would enjoy being a part of this very active committee.  


Join Henderson County’s water volunteer core! Email MountainTrue’s Water Quality Administrator at or call (828) 692-0385 x 1001.

The SRO Clean Water Team meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in our Southern Regional Office conference room, located at:

121 Third Ave. West, Suite 1
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 692-0385

More information:

Click here to view an interactive map water quality monitoring results from this program and others across WNC (via the Environmental Quality Institute):

Through Muddy Water Watch, volunteers go out hiking, biking, and driving to collect data about sources of sediment pollution. The data is used to work with the US Forest Service to repair damaged roads, culverts, and other sources of sediment to ensure these streams remain healthy.
After nearly a decade of work by WNCA (now MountainTrue), 11th District Congressman Heath Schuler, and many others, the long-proposed North Shore Road along the shore of Fontana Lake was put to rest. The people of Swain County were financially compensated in lieu of the originally promised road, and pristine streams, sensitive aquatic life and public land were preserved.