Lake Wylie Covekeepers

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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.

Lake Wylie CovekeepersLake Wylie Covekeeper Meetings

JOIN US! Covekeeper meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at River Hills Marina (54 Marina Rd, Clover, SC 29710) at 7 p.m.  Anybody interested in learning more about issues relating to Lake Wylie or sharing concerns about the Lake are welcome to attend the meetings.  

Covekeeper News

Lake Wylie Covekeepers have been busy throughout the past weeks and months. Several Covekeepers helped organize and participated in creek clean-up events and engaged youth in River protection.

See photos and read a press release about a clean-up event on Cane Creek, co-organized by a couple of Lake Wylie Covekeepers: click here.


See photos of youth painting their marks on a riverscape mural at York County's Earth Day festivities by clicking here.

2010 York Earth Day

Check out the latest photos from Covekeepers' site inspections around the lake. click here.

Road swale runoff


Each year, on the first Saturday of October, the Lake Wylie Covekeepers organize a cleanup of Lake Wylie.  On October 1, 2011, 1,000 volunteers turned out for the 10th Annual Riversweep to help cleanup Lake Wylie.  These volunteers collected over 20 tons of trash.  


Photos from Other Cleanup Events

Facts about the River





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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
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  • 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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