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Protecting Water Quality
in the Pigeon River Watershed

since 1998

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Our Programs

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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

  • West Fork Aquatic Workshop
    West Fork Aquatic Workshop
    Fri, Jul 19
    Jukebox Junction Soda Shoppe
    Jul 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Jukebox Junction Soda Shoppe, 6306 Pigeon Rd, Canton, NC 28716, USA
    Haywood Waterways Association and Haywood Community College invites the public to discover the amazing aquatic life living in the West Fork Pigeon River. Participants will rotate through three stations where they will learn about the local fish and benthic communities.
  • Snorkeling Event / Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail
    Snorkeling Event / Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail
    Sat, Aug 03
    Canton Rec Park - Boat Ramp
    Aug 03, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Canton Rec Park - Boat Ramp , 77 Penland St, Canton, NC 28716, USA
    Join Haywood Waterways Association to learn about the Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail by snorkeling the river to discover the fish and other wildlife that call the Pigeon home. Snorkels, masks, and goggles will be provided, but on a first come first serve basis.

Our Partners

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