On-Line Classes Available

If you have ever wanted to learn more about the ability of ordinary citizens to stop pollution using the Clean Water Act, but haven't had time to attend one of our Covekeeper or Water Watch classes, now you is your chance to do on-line learning from the comfort of your home.

On-Line Classes Available

CRF volunteer testing water in Little Sugar Creek

Learn to wield the power of the Clean Water Act to prevent pollution!

Reserve your spot for the full Clean Water Act 101 Institute online.

The Clean Water Act 101 Institute is designed to help the staff and volunteers of watershed organizations and others develop an action-orientated understanding of a powerful tool for river restoration and protection – the Clean Water Act. The Act’s programs and citizen engagement requirements can lead to huge on-the-ground improvements in water quality and habitat, but the law can be intimidating. Through this Institute, we help people feel confident with the core programs of the Act, understand how they are applied in their watershed, and feel empowered to make change for the better using the Act.

What and How You’ll Learn
River Network will provide a 6-month course to a cohort of 30-40 staff and volunteers from watershed groups, community organizations and others. This will be a great orientation for both beginner and intermediate staff looking to better understand the Clean Water Act. Starting in October 2014, the Institute will provide six, 90-minute webinars (one webinar a month) addressing the most important tools within the Clean Water Act, including (subject to adjustment to reflect participants’ priorities):

    • Webinar 1: Clean Water Act: An Overview and Resources
    • Webinar 2: Water Quality Standards
    • Webinar 3: Point Source Pollution Control Permits: Wastewater & CAFOs
    • Webinar 4: Point Source Pollution Control Permits: Stormwater
    • Webinar 5: Wetland and Stream Alteration Permits and 401 Water Quality Certification
    • Webinar 6: Restoration tools: Total Maximum Daily Loads, Nonpoint Source Program


To Reserve Your Spot
Reserve your spot for the full Institute online.

Alternative Learning
Not quite ready to commit to the Institute? Try our free online Clean Water Act Course!


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Tell your Riverkeeper if you see:

  • Sewage Overflows
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  • Illegal clearing of buffer areas
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  • 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)

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