Upper Catawba Riverkeeper Program
Information about the Upper Catawba Riverkeeper program.
- Upper Catawba Basin Program
- The Catawba River, with tributaries including the Johns River, the Linville River and Wilson Creek, was named “America’s Most Endangered River” in 2008 by the conservation group American Rivers. The upper Catawba River basin (the portion of the basin above Lake Norman) faces many challenges including steep slope development, logging activities, plant nurseries, the highest density of septic tank systems in North Carolina, and agricultural run-off. The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation recently hired an advocate to assist the Catawba Riverkeeper in focusing on the issues in the upper Catawba basin, including the headwaters of the Catawba River.