Lake Norman Covekeepers

Lake Norman Covekeepers is a grass-roots organization that serves the 4 Counties on Lake Norman.

Lake Norman NPDES discharges

Mission Statement: Support the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation by actively monitoring, protecting and enhancing the environment of Lake Norman and its watershed for future generations.

Normally, the Lake Norman Covekeepers meet at 7 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month at the East Lincoln Fire Department on South Pilot Knob Road off Hwy. 16. This location is just south of Hwy. 73 and Hwy. 16 intersection.  Please check the calendar section of the website to verify the meeting time and location.

For more information about the Lake Norman Covekeepers, please visit our website at


CRF Covekeepers Help Build a Rain Garden at Shanklin Memorial Library

Rain garden drawingCRF's Lake Norman Covekeepers are working with the Lincoln Natural Resources Committee, the Florence Soule Shanklin Memorial Garden volunteers, and local garden clubs to built a demonstration rain garden at the Florence Soule Shanklin Memorial Library.  The Covekeepers have periodic workdays to perform maintenance.  Watch this website for information about future workdays.



Reporting Problems

For information about who to call to report problems in and around Lake Norman, click here.  For more information on Lake Norman click here
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Oct 07, 2015 Riverkeepers Release "Sludge In Our Waters" Report, Map
Details and maps the issue of land application of sewage sludge in North Carolina
NC DEQ (formerly DENR) reduces proposed fine 98%, seeks to stop enforcement at all 14 coal ash sites statewide
Sep 21, 2015 Wateree Volunteers Remove 3,400 Pounds of Trash
Forty-five volunteers turn out to two sites for second annual Wateree Riversweep
Sep 01, 2015 Troubled Waters: Protecting Charlotte's Most Endangered Resource
We recently had a chat with Emilee Syrewicze, the new Executive Director of the Catawba Riverkeeper. She filled us in on the state of the basin, how we can help improve it, and her favorite places to paddle along its shores.
Aug 26, 2015 Neighborhood Fighting Big-Box Development
Franklin Woods, Gardner Woods, Garner Park and Sedgefiled neighborhoods near Duhart's Creek on Lake Wylie are coming together to fight the most recent (of many) attempts to build a big-box store in an environmentally sensitive location.
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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)


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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