Generous WATR Members Make the Goal!

Thanks to recent new memberships and gifts, many of which are second and third gifts from committed members, – the Association received $10,104, pushing through the $10,000 goal for Membership Year 2011.A big WATERSHED HUG, to everyone who chipped in, to make this WATR’s best fundraising year ever. Watch for […]

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WATR gets $9,500 river cane grant from Cherokee

As clay is to the potter and stone is to the sculptor, river cane is the vital raw material to the Cherokee basket maker. But it’s in short supply. A Cherokee artisans group has provided a grant to WATR to locate cane stands along the river to provide a local supply […]

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WATR gets $9,500 river cane grant from Cherokee

As clay is to the potter and stone is to the sculptor, river cane is the vital raw material to the Cherokee basket maker. But it’s in short supply. A Cherokee artisans group has provided a grant to WATR to locate cane stands along the river to provide a local supply […]

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State of the Tuckasegee River Workshop

Watershed experts and citizens gathered to share data and their experiences concerning the health of the Tuckasegee River on Wednesday, August 24, at a one-day workshop. WATR held this informal sharing of information as a stepping stone toward  periodic assessment of the Tuckasegee River system at the watershed scale. According to Roger […]

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WATR receives funding but less than amount sought

WATR recently learned that its proposed project, “Experiential Environmental Education in Dillsboro, Jackson County,” was accepted, and it will be funded by Resourceful Communities, a program of The Conservation Fund headquartered in Chapel Hill.      The good news is that WATR will receive funding, the challenging news is that we asked […]

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