Protecting the Catawba-Wateree River Basin, its lakes, and streams is the core of our mission at the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. We break down our protection activities and programs into “what we do” and “what you can do.”

Some program and activities take expert, scientific knowledge, special skills or equipment, professional connections, and resources beyond what the average Catawba River Basin resident has at their disposal. Examples include:

Still, there are plenty of things you can do, as an individual or family, to protect our waterways. Examples include:


Catawba Riverkeeper uses a science-based approach to advocate for the health of our rivers lakes and streams.

Our protection efforts are led by the Catawba Riverkeeper Brandon Jones. Brandon serves as lead scientist and advocate for the organization. You can read his bio here.

Brandon is the 6th Riverkeeper in Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation history. He previously served as Director of Technical Programs before becoming Riverkeeper in 2018.

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