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
Jun 23, 2014 WCNC Takes a Deeper Look at Coal Ash Waste
NBC Charlotte I-Team Investigator, Stuart Watson, takes a deeper look into the coal ash controversy. Click on the play button on the video player below to watch this special edition of FlashPOINT (23 minutes).
Jun 18, 2014 “No Swimming” Advisory LIFTED for Portion of Lake Wylie Following Sewage Discharge
Charlotte, NC – A NO SWIMMING advisory was issued Wednesday for a portion of Lake Wylie in Charlotte after approximately 800 gallons of sewage from a broken sewer line discharged. Bacteria levels have returned to normal.
May 21, 2014 Positive Outcome in Crescent's Lake James Rezoning Request
Conservation Coalition (including CRF), working since last September, successfully challenge major zoning changes on Lake James in hopes of preserving the progress made by the 2004 Conservation District Development Plan
May 12, 2014 Paddleboard Race, Raffle Enjoyed by Hundreds
On May 9 & 10, My Aloha Paddle and Surf, in partnership with Visit Lake Norman, hosted the Stand Up for the Catawba Lake Norman SUP paddleboard race and raffle at Port City Club in Cornelius. The Elite and Recreational races were sanctioned by the World Paddle Association (WPA) and followed by a luau.
May 12, 2014 Charlotte Douglas doesn’t want coal ash under proposed runway
On May 9, Charlotte airport officials indicated that they do not have an immediate use for coal ash at the airport, which jeopardizes plans to move coal ash from leaking unlined coal ash impoundments at the Riverbend power plant.
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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