About WATR

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.

Stewardship Opportunities

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Traditional Cherokee Fish Harvest — This Monday – 6/20!     8  openings for kids ages 9-13!  Start at 9:30 AM —

Have Fun / Bring a Friend

Learn ecological importance of river cane and rock fishing weir.  Have fun in the water!  Collect aquatic bugs, learn about mud in the river, and more!

Go to Youth Workshop

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.

Education

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Stewardship

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Recreation

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Events

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Discovery Trails

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Donate

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Volunteer

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Discovery Trails

Maps

Upcoming events

  • Tues, Mar 29 Volunteer helper at Core E&SC Course
  • Sat, Apr 3, SMIE bio-monitoring training
  • Wed, April 6, Monthly Cleanup along Scotts Creek
  • Fri, April 8, Streambank Repair Wrkshop – Mitchell Co.
  • Sat, April 16, WCU Tuck Cleanup – Cleanup with us
  • Sat, April 23, Greening Up The Mtns – help staff the booth
  • Sat, April 30, Watch our Water (WoW) training.

Maps & Directions