A $25,670 grant from The Community Foundation of WNC is helping MountainTrue continue testing begun last year; eventually, the group wants to be able to give rivergoers up-to-the-minute information about E. coli levels.
Conserving Carolina kicks off its 2021 Habitat at Home photo contest, the Coalition for a Bird-Friendly Asheville is advocating for bird-safe window treatments and Asheville welcomes Tracy Swartout as the Blue Ridge Parkway’s new superintendent. This and more in the latest Green roundup.
“We trade an isolated E. coli spike into a polluted, imperiled stream for the destruction of a watershed.”
In this week’s health-and-wellness review, the state legislature hears information about how the state’s Medicaid program could fall short this year, the number of E. coli cases linked to the state fair drops and more.
Buncombe County’s Health Department and national media outlets have reported a recall on Romaine lettuce, distributed by Freshway Foods of Ohio. North Carolina is one of 23 states included in the recall, announced after the potentially deadly bacteria E. coli was found in a sample.