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.

Fracking

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.

Education

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Stewardship

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Recreation

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Donate

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Volunteer

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Your Watershed

Maps

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