Category Archives: Buffer Trail

Adventure Hour At Discovery Trails

Come join us for an adventure.

We are offering guided adventure tours at Monteith Farmstead Park on Saturday mornings at 9am and again at 11am, courtesy of WATR. Each adventure will follow a portion of Scotts Creek, a tributary of the Tuckasegee River. Along the way we will learn how to protect our streams, keep them clean and healthy, and how we can use them as a valuable resource.

WATR Discovery Trail

Explore and Learn

The underlying message is that “The Stream is Alive;” alive with all kinds of plants and animals. During our adventure we will take a visit into the stream and you may be surprised to see what we find there.

So come on down. Don’t forget to wear shoes for water, no flip-flops please. Register here.  We look forward to seeing you there!


The Tuckasegee Trout Unlimited Team

The Tuckasegee Trouth Unlimited team will be doing more trash clean up in concert with the WCU Annual Tuck Cleanup. The group will be meeting at CJ Harris Boat Launch. Pickup will be done by walking the shoreline, by wading, and by boat. Dress appropriately and bring gloves. The cleanup will start at 8:00  A.M. Saturday, April 21st.
Questions? Contact Jerry Deweese @ 828 284-4979.
Need directions? Click  here 

Hey! Please check out our action teams here.

River Clean Up Teams

Join up with Duke Energy team to pick up trash along the Tuckasegee River in the section of the former lake behind (the now nonexistent) Dillsboro Dam. This clean up will be on Thursday April 19 from 1-4 P.M. Folks will meet at the new C J Harris Boat Launch- upstream from the Dillsboro Inn. The organizers have been assured that power generation will be zero and the water levels should be very low. The clean up will be done by wading! Best to bring your own fishing waders and work gloves
Need directions? Click  here 

Hey! Please check out our action teams here.

Stream Buffer Demonstration Trail

Welcome to our Buffer Demo Trail

On Friday 9/16, the educational signs were installed at our interpretive nature trail in Dillsboro, NC.   If you are in the area, please stop by and take a short walk along the trail.  The trail ends with an ecological riddle that you can probably solve after your first visit.   By clicking on the tab at the top, you can take a quick gander of the trail and signs.  For out-of-towners and anyone who is just too impatient to visit the trail, you can  scroll down to the riddle’s answer.
Don’t forget to go across the tracks to the North Trail which does not yet have interpretive signs in place.