Charlotte has some of the greatest lakes, rivers and creeks I have seen. We are lucky to be surrounded by water, and in only a couple of hours can be checking out the many waterfalls in the mountains or dropping in on chest high waves at the beach. We are truly lucky to be in such a great city. Everyone of us in Charlotte somehow enjoys our watershed, at the very least as our source of drinking water. Our lakes and rivers though are under attack. Regardless of your political affiliation, both sides are doing all they can to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from restoring Clean Water Act protections to these lakes and rivers we love to frequent. For more, check out how you can get involved here. With one quick click of the mouse, you can easily let your members of Congress how you feel and urge them to protect the Clean Water Act. It is up to us, let your voice be heard.
Heading out to Tuck Fest next weekend at the US National Whitewater Center? This 3 day outdoor celebration promises to be even bigger and better than last year. We need your help, so why not take a few hours and join us at our tent in the Vendor Village. We need volunteers to help spread the word of what our Chapter is doing for the Queen City. The following times below are still available. Interested in helping? Send us an email with the time you would like and a contact # and we will get you signed up. (email@example.com)
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Did you know that our city’s storm drains run right to our area’s creeks, rivers and lakes? Anything that is washed down either due to rain or someone sweeping or spraying trash into the drain goes right into our watershed. There is no filter, no treatment plant. We have partnered with the city of Charlotte to affix templates on the city’s storm drains informing our residents of this. As you can imagine, this will be a pretty long project and we are kicking it off this Saturday!! Meet us at Polo Ridge Elementary (11830 Tom Short Rd) at 10 am and help us with our first community. This is a family-friendly event and kids of all ages are welcome.