Lake James Covekeepers

The Lake James covekeepers meet monthly 2nd thursday at 6:30pm (except January, February, July, November and December) at 4794 East Shores Drive, Nebo, NC.

Lake James and Mountains

Covekeepers regularly test for fecal coliform at different sections of the Lake James. They also patrol sections of Lake James, investigate reports of pollution, participate in lake clean-ups and participate in RiverFest each year held at Lake James State Park.  Visitors are welcome to attend Covekeeper meetings.

Fall Leaf Eco-Tour

For more information about the Lake James Covekeeper program, or to sign up for Covekeeper training, please contact Catawba Riverkeeper, Rick Gaskins  or Lake James Lakekeeper, Dr. James Darsie.

 

More information:

  • About Lake James
  • About the Upper Catawba River Basin
  • About the Upper Catawba River Basin Program
  • News About the Upper Catawba River Basin
  •  

     

    Go to the Catawba Riverkeeper Home Page

    Document Actions
    Help Catawba Riverkeeper

    Your River needs you as much as you need the River

    Support Our River

    Help in other ways

    News
    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
    More news…
    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.

    Clean Air / Clean Water Alliance Logo

    NC Conservation Network Logo

     

    EarthShare of North Carolina Logo

     

    4-H Clover leaf logo

     

    River Network Logo

     

    SC 4H Science on the Move logo

        

    wka

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