Privacy Policy

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is committed to following the instructions of its donors and members regarding the privacy of information provided to CRF.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website (www.catawbariverkeeper.org). This website is maintained by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation which advocates for and secures protection and enhancement of the Catawba River, its lakes, tributaries and watershed so that it will always sustain the human and wildlife populations that depend on it for life..

We collect personal information in two ways:

When you sign up for events, petitions or public alerts: In order to effectively achieve our mission, we collect the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of members of the public for events, petitions and alerts about important decisions being made on environmental issues. The information is collected voluntarily through the Sign-Up pages on the website and through membership forms. The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation can use this information to alert the subscriber of news relating to the Catawba-Wateree River or events through emails, phone calls, or mailings.

When you join CRF as a member or make a donation: The user supplies their name, street address, email address, comments, and payment information through a web form. This information is stored in a secure database.

All information is stored in a secure database and is used only by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation for internal purposes, unless expressly stated in the website page or document requesting the information. We will not share, sell, or rent this information to any outside organization.  However, we periodically publish the names of donors in our newsletter and on our website unless instructed to keep the name of the donor confidential. 

Should our practices change, this notice will be immediately updated. Regardless of later updates, we will never use the information you submit under this current notice in a new way (in a way not described in this notice) without first providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that use.

If you need to update your information, or if you would like to be removed from our database, please send an email to crf@catawbariverkeeper.org or write Webmaster, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, 421 Minuet Lane, Suite 205, Charlotte, NC  28217.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to  crf@catawbariverkeeper.org or write Webmaster, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, 421 Minuet Lane, Suite 205, Charlotte, NC  28217.

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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)

Alliances

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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Report Pollution!

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 
  • Invasive aquatic species
  • Exceeding Pollution Limits
  • Discharges exceeding allowable limits
  • Unpermitted discharges
  • Other issues that concern you

Click here to fill out a pollution report or

Call 1-888-679-9494 or 704-679-9494 (ext. 3)

 

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715 N. Church St., Suite 120 . Charlotte, NC 28202 . Phone: 704.679.9494 . Fax: 704.679.9559