For the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, advocacy means writing, speaking, and acting on behalf of the best interests of the Catawba River and those who depend on and enjoy it. Whether it’s about the laws that effect the river, the use of the river as a resource, or the effect of human development around it, Catawba Riverkeeper advocates to protect the river in the following ways:

  • Holding polluters accountable
  • Comment on proposed legislative/regulatory actions
  • Participating in local development and planning initiatives
  • Participating in new rulemaking
  • Testifying at public hearings
  • Organizing community meetings
  • Meeting with elected officials
  • Reporting illegal activity related to the waterways
  • Recognizing companies and individuals who are examples of responsible environmental behavior
  • Engaging in litigation as a last resort against individuals/entities who willfully harm the environmental integrity of the Catawba-Wateree Basin

Anyone can be an advocate for the Catawba-Wateree River! Learn how you can join us and become an advocate for clean water by reviewing our Advocacy Guide!

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