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Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, inc.

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
John Searby
Main Address:
715 N Church Street
Suite 120
Charlotte, NC 28202

What We Do

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation (CRF) educates and advocates to protect the lakes, rivers and streams of the Catawba-Wateree River basin.

As part of its education focus, CRF educates youth about water issues through hands-on water testing, classroom programs and a summer youth kayaking program. CRF also leads family excursions, trains volunteers to investigate common problems, makes educational presentations to community groups and educates public officials about water issues.

CRF's advocacy efforts include meeting with elected officials and industry leaders, submitting public comments on proposed regulations and projects, and litigating as a last resort to enforce the environmental laws.

To protect our waterways, CRF conducts water/sediment sampling to test for contaminants, patrols the River, trains volunteer Water Watchers and Covekeepers, and hosts lake and stream cleanups.

Interesting Info

The Catawba River is the primary source of drinking water for 2 million people.
The Catawba River is the most stressed river east of the Mississippi.
Catawba Riverkeeper is the only independent watchdog dedicated to protecting the entire Catawba-Wateree River Basin.

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