Who: North Carolina Division of Water Quality and French Broad Riverkeeper with Western North Carolina Alliance
What: French Broad River Tire Cleanup
When: Wednesday October 13 at 9:30am
Where: French Broad River, before Madison County line, a little past Alexander Bridge
Why: To improve water quality by cleaning up a long standing trash dump in the French Broad River
The North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ) and the Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA) will be cleaning up the French Broad River on Wednesday October 13. This joint effort will work to remove a large amount of tires that have accumulated near a popular fishing, boating and swimming area on the French Broad River. The owner of 800-GET-JUNK will also be donating his time to haul the tires to the Buncombe County Landfill. This effort is one of many important short and long term projects that DWQ and the French Broad Riverkeeper are working towards to improve the water quality in the French Broad River Watershed.
The Western North Carolina Alliance is a 28-year-old grassroots organization that empowers citizens to be advocates for livable communities and the natural environment of Western North Carolina. For more information, visit WNCA at www.wnca.org or contact Hartwell Carson, the French Broad Riverkeeper at Riverkeeper@wnca.org or at (828) 258-8737.
The Divison of Water Quality's Mission is to protect and enhance North Carolina's surface water and groundwater resources for the citizens of North Carolina and future generations. DWQ's mission is implemented through water quality monitoring programs, efficient permitting, responsible management, fair and effective enforcement and excellence in public service.
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