Welcome to WATR

Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River


OOPS! WE HAVE A NEWER SITE ONLINE THAN THIS ONE!

VISIT THE CURRENT WATRNC.ORG SITE HERE.

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.

Upcoming Events

Board Meetings:
Tuesday November 13, 5:30pm Sylva. More info.

Join the WATR-MFP Clean Up Team the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 P.M. as we pull trash out of Scott Creek at Monteith Farmstead Park. Usually lasts about 45 minutes, give or take. Meet green minded folks!
Need directions ? click here
Monteith Farmstead Park Info.
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WATR News

Great success — first festival
remained dry despite surrounding storms

Tuckasegee River Festival “Fiddler on the River”

Over 70 folks joined the fun, listened to a great band: The New Broad River Band, ate gourmet hot dogs, and chilled by the Tuckasegee River.  (Some even went in the river!)  It all happened at the Dillsboro Inn and the adjacent Dillsboro River Front Park on Sunday, 9/16.Rick Queen gives a fly fishing lesson to Jenifer Cooper at the Tuckasegee River Festival

VISIT THE WATR DISCOVERY TRAILS AT MONTEITH FARMSTEAD PARK

discovery trail tour
Having fun on the Discovery Trail Tour!

We are in the final stages of building the South and West Discovery Trails.  Visiting them is designed to be informative and fun.  The South Trail reveals why having a natural buffers along our creeks is critically important to the health of the creek and the life in it.   The West Trail shows land owners how having natural buffers along their creeks is satisfying and enjoyable.  Come and take the self-guided tour at Monteith Farmstead Park.

Adventure Hours at the WATR Discovery Trail - It’s been a great summer, see you next year!

Plan your next outing with WATR – view our calendar here Event Calendar 2012

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Our Business Donors

Great Smokys Realty    United Community Bank

Wildwater Rafting  Mad Batter Cafe   Dillsboro Inn

Lipkin Surveying   Guadalupe Cafe   HomeGrown Concepts

WillowWorks, Inc.

One response to “Welcome to WATR

  1. Myrtle Schrader

    hoping to read the article of why it is called the Tuckaseegee River posted on the website. Thanks!

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