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Protecting Water Quality
in the Pigeon River Watershed

since 1998

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$46,000 raised at
this year's Plunge!!! 

149 Plungers braved the 40°F water

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Our Programs

Volunteers Cleaning Park


Waterfall in nature


Water Samples


Stoney River

Our Mission

To maintain and improve surface water quality in the Pigeon River Watershed of Haywood County, North Carolina.


We accomplish this through two objectives directed at reducing nonpoint source pollution:

  1. Educating and focusing attention on the watershed as a natural, economic and recreational resource to be conserved and enhanced for this and future generations; and

  2. Working with public agencies, conservation interests, businesses, community groups, and public and private land owners to implement water quality improvement strategies.

Upcoming Events

  • Spring Wildflower Hike in Big Creek
    Tue, Apr 11
    Big Creek Trailhead
    Wildflower Hike to Mouse Falls in the Big Creek Watershed of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Spring Wildflower Hike in Big Creek - Second Trip
    Sat, Apr 15
    Big Creek Trailhead
    Wildflower Hike to Mouse Falls in the Big Creek Watershed of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Polishing up the Pigeon River Cleanup
    Sat, May 13
    Pigeon River Outfitters
    A cleanup float trip; cleaning up from your boat! Pigeon River Outfitters will provide free shuttles around town or upstream to get you started on your cleanup float. Tubes, kayaks, and canoes will be provided free of charge on a first come basis. You are also welcome to bring your own boat.
  • Tree Identification Hike in the Sunburst area
    Sat, May 20
    Jukebox Junction Soda Shoppe
    A moderate 6-mile hike in the Sunburst area of Haywood County. Shannon Rabby, Lead Instructor of the Fish and Wildlife Management Technology Department at HCC, will share his knowledge of local trees and woody plants on our way to a waterfall
  • Kids in the Creek
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Sep 11
    Students across the county come together to learn about watershed hydrology, water chemistry, collect fish, collect aquatic bugs, and have a bunch of fun! We are looking for people to help with this program.

Our Partners

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