Thanks to a grant from the NC Land and Water Fund, Catawba Riverkeeper has hired a Northern Basin Coordinator to create a watershed plan for the Northern Basin (upstream of Lake Norman to the Headwaters in Old Fort, NC). Lake James, Lake Hickory, Lake Rhodhiss, and Lookout Shoals are all part of the Northern Basin, as is the Linville River, Johns River, and Catawba Falls.
Grant Buckner, the Northern Basin Coordinator, is working with Lake James Environmental Association and a variety of stakeholders to create the watershed plan.
The watershed plan is the first step in opening the door for funding from the EPA 319 Program. Once a plan is in place, Catawba Riverkeeper and partners can apply for federal funding to execute the projects that will have the most impact on the health of our waterways.
Catawba Riverkeeper’s Northern Basin Office and Lab is located in downtown Morganton, NC in the City Hall Building.