Contact ECO

Phone (828) 692-0385 . 611 N. Church Street, Suite 101 . Hendersonville, NC 28792

Volunteer with ECO!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Join us to help protect water quality, promote better environmental public policies, educate on green energy and sustainability and advocate recycling. Read about ALL volunteer opportunities here. Contact ECO NOW to volunteer! LEARN MORE ABOUT our four mission-area committees: Energy, Green Infrastructure, Recycling, Water Quality.

ECO Voice

Read the Winter issue of ECO's quarterly newsletter

Membership & Supporting ECO

Join now or renew your membership to help protect WNC’s natural heritage

Become a Sustainer!.

ECO Calendar

Regulate Logging in Flat Rock – Petition Drive

Making An Environmental Difference!

Click here to watch the ECO Orientation video!

ECO’s Water Quality Programs in the News!

In a recent edition of Mountain Xpress, an article by Jacob Flannik discusses various groups in WNC working to protect and monitor streams. He refers to ECO's long-standing programs in "Safeguarding water quality: Amid drastic state budget cuts, volunteers pick up slack." Click Here for more!

Welcome to ECO!

News from ECO

ECO Updates

Featured Community Partner

Hendersonville Little Theatre

Hikers can get
area trail maps

WNC Vote Tracker.
Our NC General Assembly introduces and passes numerous bills each year that impact the quality of life in Western North Carolina. The WNC Vote Tracker provides information on important legislation in six categories: Economic Security; Education; Environment; Health & Safety; Government & Democracy; and Women’s Issues. Click here to learn more about this tool.”

Mary Jo Padgett’s interview on Our Southern Community Radio

Mary Jo Padgett, Interim Director and original co-founder of ECO, discusses the origins of the 27 year organization, many of the ongoing efforts in water quality, ‘Big Sweep’ stream cleanup, other local projects, the ongoing merger of ECO with the Western North Carolina Alliance & Jackson Macon Conservation Alliance and the upcoming Green Homes & Edible Gardens Tour, an annual favorite event!


Original Air Date 8-3-14

Click Here for more information about our Merger with WNCA and J-MCA!

Our committees

Water Quality

ECO’s Water Quality Committee strives to protect Henderson County’s six pristine watersheds through monitoring and testing over thirty streams.


Focus on energy policy issues and practical applications of green building and energy conservation practices as an intern with ECO’s Energy Committee.

Green Infrastructure

Advocacy for policies that protect open space, watersheds, sensitive habitats and balance growth with protection of nature.


The committee promotes city, county and regional recycling including curb-side pick-up, and advocacy towards improved recycling programs.

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