WATR is a grassroots organization working to improve your water quality and habitat of the Tuckasegee River Basin. The Tuckasegee River watershed supplies the drinking water and ecosystem foundation for Swain and Jackson Counties. What happens upstream, downstream, and all around the watershed impacts all of us directly. Learn more.
Fracking has become a big issue in western North Carolina since May 22. Learn More
WATR and partner groups are bringing investigative reporters and documentary to our region. Tuesday,7/29 Swain // Wednesday, 7/30 Mad Batter, Sylva ***NOW SCHEDULED TWICE 6:30 and abt 8:30// and Thursday, 7/31 Asheville Fine Arts Theater Learn More
The Tuckasegee River
The Tuckaseegee River Watershed drains a large area encompassing Jackson and Swain Counties in western North Carolina. Its headwaters start in Panthertown, a protected natural area and flows into Fontana Lake where it joins the Little Tennessee River Watershed. Learn more.
Meetings for Members & Public
Link to Events & Event Locations
- Feb Conservation Mashup
- Feb WATR Annual Meeting
- Mar Quarterly Public Meeting 2 ***Intro: Landslide Risk Mapping at Wayehutta Crk, Jackson ***
- Jun WATR Summer Picnic
- Jun Quarterly Public Meeting 3 *** Results Landslide Risk Mapping at Wayehutta Crk, Jackson ***
- July Documentary ***Triple Divide Shale Gas Fracking: Pennsylvania Personal Experiences*** Meet the reporters
- Sep WATR Fall Festival.
- Oct Quarterly Public Meeting 4. Usual meeting time: 6:00-7:30 pm