The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River (WATR) is a citizen-based group dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the health and quality of the Tuckasegee River and its watershed.
Although we certainly assist local, state, and federal regulators in their duties to protect water quality in the Tuckasegee River and its tributaries, government alone won’t and can’t protect this natural resource. Consequently, our members strive to be vigilant in identifying pollution and other threats to the river.
Experience tells us that our environment either improves or deteriorates; it is foolish to believe that our watershed can be just “left alone” in the face of the continual development. It is foolish to think that it will just remain unchanged.