Area residents with an interest in this region’s water quality are urged to attend this informative and interactive gathering February 23 at 7 PM at the WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road, in Asheville. Hartwell Carson, water quality expert of WNCA, will be on hand to explain the current state of the French Broad River, its challenges and opportunities. He will talk about the latest research that shows a downward trend in the water quality of the watershed as well specific threats that are impacting the ability to fish, swim, and enjoy the streams and rivers of our watershed. This meeting will go beyond the usual question and answers by having other water quality experts on hand to talk about their role and to funnel people into action to clean up the river. One volunteer, Brett Laverty of the Division of Water Quality, has agreed to head a subcommittee under the Buncombe County chapter of WNCA to begin cleanup of the Swannanoa River. There will be ample opportunities such as this to get involved or to just learn what is happening in your local stream.
For more information contact Dan Clere at WNC Nature Center 298-5600 ext. 320 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or Hartwell Carson at 258-8737 or at email@example.com.
Mountain WILD! is the local chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Mountain WILD!’s mission is to preserve and increase wildlife and wildlife habitat of the western NC mountains through stewardship, education, conservation and restoration of natural resources.
WNCA is a 28-year-old grassroots organization that empowers citizens to be advocates for livable communities and the natural environment of Western North Carolina.Read the full article