MountainTrue West News
Join MountainTrue for our annual 2021 BioBlitz. This year’s bioblitz is a regional competition to crown the 2021 champion of biodiversity. The competition will take place virtually across three counties from June 5 through June 19.
Landslides in our mountains are a threat to homes, roads, drinking water, and even lives. But we can make our communities safer if we know where to expect them. Take action here.
Rethinking the Smart Growth principles, updates on Duke’s long-term energy plan, upcoming cleanups and hikes and more!
In this edition of the Raleigh Report, we take a look at Governor Cooper’s new appointee for DEQ Secretary and run down our WNC delegation and their committee appointments.
In this month’s E-News we say goodbye to a much love environmental champion, celebrate Black History Month with a look back at the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike as a prelude to the Environmental Justice movement, and drill down into why microplastics are not such a micro-problem.
In our most recent blog post, our High Country Water Quality Administrator Hannah Woodburn explains that while personal change is important, our consumer choices alone are not enough to fix the plastics pollution crisis. Check out Hannah’s post to learn more about the history of plastic pollution, ongoing legislation to combat the issue and our sampling program to identify microplastics in WNC’s waters.
The North Carolina General Assembly is back in action for its 2021 session – and MountainTrue is ready with a list of requests for legislators to protect Western North Carolina’s natural resources.
Speak up for stricter discharge permits and a healthier and cleaner Pigeon River. Email DEQ with better recommendations today.
Laurel Creek is part of the headwaters of Fires Creek, a favorite trout stream for many anglers in our region. I’d like to introduce you to Chris Broomfield, a member of MountainTrue and the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, one of our partner organizations. In June,...
Last night Governor Roy Cooper vetoed SB711, a dangerous bill that would greatly limit the constitutional right of North Carolinians living near industrial hog farms to seek justice in the courts for nuisance and pollution of their air and water. This is when we need your calls more than ever. Will you make a quick call to your state representative now to make sure Governor Cooper’s veto of SB711 stands?