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Catawba Riverkeeper Named as One of Seven Charities Worth Your Dollar

Catawba Riverkeeper Named as One of Seven Charities Worth Your Dollar

Charlotte Magazine named the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation as one of seven charities worth your dollar.

Catawba Riverkeeper Named as One of Seven Charities Worth Your Dollar

Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins tests water quality. PHOTO BY LOGAN CYRUS

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

What they do: Promote enjoyment of the Catawba River, maintain water quality, and protect the water system from coal ash pollution, sewage, and encroaching developments.

Why you should donate: “Charlotte is 100 percent dependent on the Catawba River,” says Executive Director Rick Gaskins. “If the water becomes contaminated or we run out, we have no backup source.”

Geographic reach: The river runs through 24 counties in North and South Carolina and serves 1.7 million people.

What’s next: A family-friendly paddling trip through 180 acres of spider lilies—the world’s largest collection of this rare flower. The springtime tour leaves from Landsford Canal State Park, south of Rock Hill, S.C.

To volunteer or donate: Call 704-679-9494, or visit



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Report Pollution in the Catawba River

Help protect your River! 

Tell your Riverkeeper if you see:

  • Sewage Overflows
  • Failure to control sediment from construction sites
  • Illegal clearing of buffer areas
  • Fish kills 
  • Unpermitted discharges
  • Other issues that concern you

Click here to fill out a pollution reportor to report water pollution to Catawba Riverkeeper by phone, call 1-888-679-9494 or 704-679-9494.  In addition, to informing your Riverkeeper, you should also report spills or contamination to federal, state and local environmental officials.

To report South Carolina water pollution call 1-888-481-0125.

To report North Carolina spills or fish kills, call your local regional Department of Environment & Natural Resources office during normal business hours (704-663-1699 for most Catawba basin areas or (828) 296-4500 for Burke, Caldwell, McDowell and other mountain counties) or 800-858-0368 after hours.  (For more information on NC spill reporting, click here)

715 N. Church St., Suite 120 . Charlotte, NC 28202 . Phone: 704.679.9494 . Fax: 704.679.9559