Contact Us

General contacts information and information about how to contact Catawba Riverkeeper about common issues.

Rick Gaskins - Executive Director

& Riverkeeper

Rick Gaskins Biographical Information

rick@catawbariverkeeper.org

 
Office:

421 Minuet Ln Ste 205

Charlotte, NC  28217-2784

Phone: 704.679.9494

Fax: 704.679.9559

 

To report a pollution violation

Call 1.888.679.9494 toll-free

Request a CRF Staff member to speak at your next civic meeting

If you would like a CRF Staff member to speak about the work of the Riverkeeper and issues facing the Catawba River please fill out the speaker request form and return it to our CRF office. Speaker Request Form

Volunteer to Speak on Behalf of CRF

We receive a large number of speaking engagement requests from the community, and we would like to be able to fulfill all requests. Some presentation topics include:

      • Overview of Environmental Issues in the Catawba Basin
      • Common Issues
        • Buffer zone violations
        • Coal ash seepage
        • Sediment & stormwater runoff
        • Sewage overflows
      • Water Quality Issues
        • Sediment
        • Stormwater
        • Sewage
        • Coal ash ponds
        • Thermal pollution
        • Other
      • Water Quantity Issues
        • Inter-Basin Transfers
        • Drought
        • Minimum Ecological Flows
      • Threats to Water Security in the Catawba Basin
        • Coal ash ponds
        • Nuclear power plants
      • Fish and Wildlife in the Catawba Basin
      • Environmental Stewardship and the Catawba River
      • The Tale of Two Watersheds:  Sugar Creek and the Catawba River
      • History of the Catawba River 
        • How the Catawba River Won the Revolutionary War
        • Early exploration of the Catawba Basin 

 

If you are interested in volunteering your time to deliver a presentation or speech on behalf of CRF please fill out the  Volunteer Speaker Form

and return it to our office.

 
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News
Mar 17, 2015 We Need Your Help Commenting on Local Discharges
In 2015, every water quality permit in the North Carolina section of the Catawba River basin is up for review and potential renewal. If you have a problem discharge near you, this is your opportunity to get the permit limits tightened or the discharge stopped.
Mar 16, 2015 Court Rules Against "Garden Parkway"
A Federal Court dealt what is likely the final killer blow to the controversial Garden Parkway, a proposed toll highway project near Charlotte.
Feb 18, 2015 One Year After the Dan River Coal Ash Spill
A reflection of what has happened and where we need to go to address one of the most grave threats -- coal ash -- to our waterways.
Feb 12, 2015 Lake Wateree Covekeepers, Citizens Stand Up for Water Quality Regulations at Planning and Zoning Board Meeting
Agenda item considered eliminating buffers, other protections for Kershaw County
Feb 12, 2015 SC Ash Cleanup Ahead of Schedule
In 2012, SCE&G settled a lawsuit brought by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and the Southern Environmental Law Center by agreeing to clean up a leaking ash pond at its power plant on the Catawba-Wateree River. According to a recent report, that cleanup is ahead of schedule. Unlike SCE&G, Duke Energy has not cleaned up any of its ash ponds on the Catawba-Wateree River.
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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 report or 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)

Alliances

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is a proud member of EarthShare North Carolina, the North Carolina Conservation Network, River Network and the Waterkeeper Alliance.  

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421 Minuet Ln Ste 205 . Charlotte, NC 28217-2784 . Phone: 704.679.9494 . Fax: 704.679.9559