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.

Recent Happenings

Anti-Litter:  WATR joins Lisa Muscillo in campaign against litter (roadside and stream-side) in Jackson County.  Also:  SWAIN CLEAN fights litter and promotes beautification county wide.  Join the SWAIN CLEAN and help promote clean-ups.

Go To Link:  Litter

WATR kicked off the

Tuckasegee River Youth Workshop:
Intersection of Culture & Ecology

on Dec 7, with our most recent meeting on Jan 11.  Save the date: Sat. 3/7/2015 – WORKSHOP.

Goto Earth Month – April Happenings for WATR

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

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.  Jackson “Kids in the Creek”
  • Oct    Swain “Kids in the Creek”