Celebrate 40 years of MountainTrue, an Asheville-based environmental nonprofit

Festivities for the 1982 throwback-themed gathering include plenty of food, drinks, and community.

AVL MountainTrue anniversary

Here’s to another 40 years of MountainTrue protecting the mountains we cherish.

Photo via @mountaintrue

This year marks local nonprofit MountainTrue 40th anniversary, and the celebration is gearing up to be a grand old time.

Taking place on Wed., Oct. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Salvage Station, the 1982 throwback-themed event honors the pioneering accomplishments the nonprofit has achieved in its 40 year history, including:

  • Mitigating oil and gas exploration in WNC’s national forests
  • Ending the practice of clearcutting in the mountains
  • Stopping logging of the Asheville Watershed
  • Helping establish both Gorges State Park and Dupont State Forest
  • Reducing the size of the I-26 Connector highway expansion project and making it more environmentally friendly
  • Helping retire Asheville’s coal-fired power plant
  • Cleaning up the coal ash pits at Duke Energy’s Asheville and Cliffside power plants

To celebrate, the fête includes an online auction featuring local adventures and getaways, a slideshow of highlights, and heavy hors d’oeuvres from Chef Steven Moore of The Broke Stove catering.

Wanna attend? RSVP here.