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
Nov 21, 2014 CATAWBA RIVERKEEPER COMPLETES FIRST PCB TESTING OF FISH TISSUE ON LAKE JAMES
The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has received results from its September polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) testing of fish tissue on Lake James.
Oct 13, 2014 Volunteers remove more than 6,500 pounds of trash from Lake Wateree
Organized cleanup a monumental success as 45 volunteers remove 95 bags, 27 tires, and much more
Oct 13, 2014 Lincoln County Big Sweep Best Ever
The NC Big Sweep in Lincoln County on Saturday, October 11, was our most successful NC Big Sweep to date! We had the largest number of boat captains and volunteers participate (80), we were able to clean up more sites than ever before (28), and we removed more trash than at previous events.
Oct 09, 2014 Support Clean Water Campaign
We are tired of hearing politicians and Duke Energy claim that they've solved the coal ash problem or "cleaned up" the coal ash mess. It's not true! This month CRF is starting a new campaign to make sure that the public understands that coal ash and other water problems are still a big threat, and that recent legislation and Duke's "cleanup" efforts have not solved the problems.
Oct 04, 2014 Over 1000 Volunteers Turn Out to Clean Up Lake Wylie
Saturday, October 4, was a beautiful day for volunteers to pick up trash from around Lake Wylie. Over 1,000 people came out to 14 different locations to pick up approximately 29,000 pounds of trash. For the first time, kayaks were used to gather trash in shallow areas that are not easily accessible with a larger boat.
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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