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 http://www.lakenormankeepers.com/

 
 
 

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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News
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.
Aug 20, 2015 Summer Youth Kayak & Education Reaches 347 Kids in 2015
The program teaches under-privileged and inner-city youth about the natural environment as well as water safety and kayak skills. The kids are then put ON the Catawba River to see and experience everything they learned!
Aug 06, 2015 Severe Drought Expands In Carolinas
Carolinas experiencing among worst drought conditions in southeast
Aug 05, 2015 NC DENR ISSUES CHARLOTTE WATER PERMIT TO SPREAD SLUDGE; RIVERKEEPER AND CW REQUEST MODIFICATIONS
Includes provisions for PCB testing and public notification
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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.  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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