Summer: Vance Tyson & Blake Hartshorn join the WATR staff

Vance Tyson, a rising junior at UNC, is interning as the Summer Programs Leader.   Among other things, he is grooming the Discovery Trails.   Vance is a graduate of the Early College over at SCC. His days with the Cherokee Boy Scout troop have provided useful connections. Blake Hartshorn […]

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2015 Starts with Winter Clean-Ups

At the end of 2014, Lisa Muscillo, a passionate foe of roadside litter, started a one-person crusade in Jackson City.  WATR joined up with her, and together we scheduled clean-ups working with the Monteith Farm Park team.  Lisa is focused mostly on litter and named her project Operation Fed Up. […]

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New WATR website is almost ready for prime-time. Thank you….

Yes!  Our updated WATR website is almost ready for prime-time.  And a big THANK YOU goes to Ohia, web page designer, and Julie Thorner, WATR board member.  Did you know that Julie is a marketing professional with her own business: Liquid Spark, Inc. (formerly WillowWorks, Inc.)  She’s a great part […]

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It has been a busy spring for WATR –

April is Earthday Month, with many activities especially for students who head into term papers and finals in May.  In ensuing WATR Blogs, we will cover topics like: The 19th Annual WCU Tuck River Cleanup when WATR volunteers picked up trash along Scotts Creek at various sites in Sylva.  The […]

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WATR Builders 1: Jack Gruber

WATR volunteers have helped in a variety of ways over the past few years: creek cleanups,                botanical expertise, invasives removal,         office help, trail maintenance,          and  other tasks. A big WATRshed THANK YOU for all their help. In […]

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