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

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Membership & Supporting ECO

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

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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!

ECO Water Quality Committee

ECO’s Water Quality Committee strives to protect Henderson County’s six pristine watersheds through monitoring and testing over thirty streams.  The Water Quality Committee 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 —Big Sweep, the state’s largest watershed cleanup initiative.  The newest innovation, SWAT team (Stream Water Action Teams) follows up on waterways that have been flagged as problematic.  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.  The results of this work will be found in stronger policies that protect aquatic life, water supply and restrict activities that have a deleterious effect on our waterways.

Join us!
The Water Quality Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm at the ECO office conference room.

Want to know whats new in Water Quality? Check out our new Monthly WQ Newsletter!

Mark your Calendar! Upcoming 2013 WQ Events at ECO:

Want to gain valuable experience and make a real difference in your community?
Become an intern with ECO’s Water Quality Committee this winter!
CLICK HERE to view the Water Quality Internship Description.
Contact ECO at (828) 692-0385 for more information.

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