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Catawba Riverkeeper Report to NC DENR RE Dec 2013 and Jan 2014 Poultry CAFO Flyovers
Report sent to NC DENR detailing poultry CAFO waste storage violations documented during two flyovers 20 days apart in December 2013 and January 2014.
Catawba Riverkeeper Report to NC DENR RE Aug 2013 and Sept 2013 Poultry CAFO Flyovers
Report sent to NC DENR detailing poultry CAFO waste storage violations documented during two flyovers August 2013 and September 2013.
787 Poultry CAFO houses in the Catawba River basin in North Carolina (each pin represents 1-14 houses)
787 Poultry CAFO houses in the Catawba River basin in North Carolina (each pin represents 1-14 houses)
Catawba Riverkeeper Reports Six Poultry CAFO Sites for Possible Waste Violations
November and December flyovers reveal piles of what is believed to be poultry litter, which by law must be covered to prevent potent runoff of nutrients, bacteria and metals.
Swine CAFO Runoff
Swine CAFO Runoff
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swine cafo
charter bus
charter bus
Rally for Racial and Environmental Justice (Halifax Mall, Raleigh, NC, from May 13, 2015 11:00 AM to May 13, 2015 01:00 PM)
We're chartering a bus! Join us! Speakers will discuss how animal waste spread on farm fields has disproportionately affected communities of color. Waterkeeper -- with other groups -- has filed a Title VI complaint under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because of the communities where waste is spread.
CAFO Map
June 2016 CAFO Map Release
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Jan 25, 2017 NC Riverkeeper Report
From the perspectives of 12 NC Riverkeepers, this report discusses how multiple environmental issues pose challenges in the pursuit of clean, plentiful water. Whether you are in North Carolina or downstream in South Carolina, read this report about the state of environmental enforcement.
Dec 13, 2016 Community Foundation of Gaston County grants $5,000 to CRF for Riverkeeper Program
The Community Foundation will fund Catawba Riverkeeper's work in Gaston County.
Dec 12, 2016 A Successful Launch of our Water Education Program at Great Falls Elementary
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation in partnership with 4-H Clemson Cooperative Extension successfully completed our pilot Education Outreach Program with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students from Great Falls Elementary.
Sep 27, 2016 Lake Wateree Fall Cleanup a Sweeping Success
86 volunteers collected 5,490 pounds of trash from Lake Wateree
Jun 13, 2016 Dozens of Youth Reached in Water Education Outreach Program Pilot Lessons
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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)

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The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is a proud member of EarthShare North Carolina, the North Carolina Conservation Network, River Network and the Waterkeeper Alliance.  It also in in an alliance with Clean Air Carolina to address issues, such as sprawl, that cause air and water problems.

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