Welcome to the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
The Catawba River has been designated as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers three times (#1 in 2008, as well as #5 in 2013 and #13 in 2000). In addition, the River's listing on the Top Ten Endangered Places in the Southeast (by the Southern Environment Law Center in 2010 and 2012), its listing as the 4th most stressed river in the United States (by the Union of Concerned Scientists in 2011) and recent fish advisories for unsafe levels of metals and PCBs highlight the need to do more to protect our water. We hope that you will look at the information on our website and help us protect our water.
Of Interest to Catawba Riverkeeper Right Now!
Catawba Riverkeeper Featured in Greater Charlotte Biz
As the primary source of drinking water for the region, a hub of recreation, and key raw material for many business, the Catawba-Wateree River is critical to the economy of the Charlotte region. The December issue of Greater Charlotte Biz focuses on some of the challenges facing the Catawba-Wateree River and the role of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation in protecting this essential resource. The article is titled River Rescue.
For a good summary of the issues facing the River from a business perspective, click here or on the picture to the right to read the article.
The Catawba River Basin
Information About the Catawba River Basin
How healthy is the Catawba basin
Why you should care about the health of the Catawba basin?
What are the major water issues in the basin?
What are the recreational options?
Who should you contact about different types of problems?
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How can you help?
To learn about our plans for 2013, click here.
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The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to educate people about the Catawba-Wateree River, to protect the River, and to advocate for the River. It is a big job and we need your help. The Catawba-Wateree basin includes approximately 5000 miles of waterways flowing through 11 major lakes. The basin includes portions of 24 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina. Please read the upcoming events for some opportunities to participate in efforts to protect our River.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP PROTECT THE CATAWBA RIVER AND WATEREE RIVER, CLICK HERE.
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is currently accepting applications for paid positions and unpaid student interns. More information about job openings is available here.
The CRF site's banner photographs have been generously contributed by
Bill Stokes and Randy Miller.