Category: Pollution

By Catawba Riverkeeper Brandon Jones Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are dense blooms of toxin producing cyanobacteria capable of harming humans and warm blooded animals (usually dogs or livestock). They are increasing in frequency across theContinue reading

Measuring microplastics in North Carolina’s waterways is no small job. In collaboration with Waterkeepers Carolina, Catawba Riverkeeper is launching a two-year study to collect surface water and sediment samples to understand better the volume ofContinue reading

*Above photo is of a permitted sand mining discharge on the Catawba River near Morganton. By Catawba Riverkeeper Brandon Jones  Did you know there are permits to discharge liquid waste into waterways?  As part ofContinue reading

On Saturday, October 3, more than 1,300 volunteers spent their morning cleaning up local lakes and streams. They worked across the basin from 41 different sites. From the NC mountains to Lake Wateree, a hugeContinue reading

Catawba Riverkeeper has wrapped up our Swim Guide Program for 2020.  Our dedicated volunteer boat captains and interns were able to successfully collect 53 samples weekly from Lake James, Lake Hickory, Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake as well as LakeContinue reading