Lake Wylie Covekeepers Folder

Contents for the Lake Wylie Covekeeper programs.

Lake Wylie Covekeepers
The Lake Wylie Covekeepers are a dedicated group of volunteers who work with Catawba Riverkeeper to protect the Catawba River and Lake Wylie. Covekeepers provide input to public officials about proposals with the potential to impact Lake Wylie, organize cleanup events, collect water quality samples, identify violations of the environmental laws, educate the community about Lake Wylie, and work with individuals, businesses and the goverment to protect Lake Wylie. This page provides information about some of the Lake Wylie Covekeeper programs.
Road swale runoff
Water running down ditch, med size jpeg LKW 2009 Evergrren
Lake Wylie Riversweep Information
Catawba Riverkeeper and the Lake Wylie Covekeepers organize and conduct a lake cleanup event every year on the first Saturday of October. This is a great opportunity for individuals, groups and families to help cleanup the River and have a lot of fun.
Cane Creek Clean-Up
40 Volunteers braved the cool, drizzly day to begin a massive clean-up effort on Cane Creek in Lancaster County, SC. Cane Creek drains into the Catawba River at Fishing Creek Reservoir.
2010 York County Earth Day
Lake Wylie Covekeepers had youth paint themselves into the Catawba River. Nearly 200 youth stopped by to make their mark and learn about what they can do to help keep our River clean.
2010 York Earth Day
Students painted on a riverscape at 2010 York County Earth Day.
Catawba Basin Fish Advisory Update
In January 2011, South Carolina updated their fish advisory for the Catwba Basin, including Lake Wylie.
2011 Riversweep and Big Sweep Events
Lake wylie riversweep and other clean-up events net huge totals of waste removed and volunteer participation
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2011 Lake Wylie Riversweep
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2011 Lake Wylie Riversweep
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2011 Riversweeep Cleanup
2011 Lake Wylie Riversweep a Giant Success
On October 1, 2011, over one thousand Lake Wylie Riversweep participants removed approximately 40,000 pounds of waste from Lake Wylie.
2008-2011 Lake Wylie Riversweep Trash Totals
Totals by category of trash removed from Lake Wylie on October 1, 2011.
Lisa's test photo
No-Wake Zones Along Catawba River
A plan to put no-wake zones along the Catawba River is making waves.
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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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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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