STEELE CREEK NEWS
Riverkeeper Offers Covekeeper Training for Lake Wylie
2010) Area residents who are interested in volunteering to protect
water quality in Lake Wylie and the Catawba River have a great
opportunity to get involved.
New training to become a certified Lake Wylie Covekeeper will be
offered by The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation (CRF), the
environmental advocacy organization dedicated to the protection,
preservation, and restoration of the rivers, lakes and creeks in the
Catawba River basin .
“We’re in a prosperous and expanding region,” said David Merryman,
the Catawba Riverkeeper. “The demands on our River will only
continue to grow. The goal of this training is to educate citizens
about the latest issues confronting our River and to make them
comfortable with their rights to prevent further degradation of the
The training program will consist of 8 informational and interactive
sessions over an 8-week period, covering a broad range of topics,
how to recognize the
effects of isolated and cumulative water quality degrading
natural resource laws and policies
protective measures for Lake Wylie and the Catawba River
session for interested volunteers and program registration will take
place on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Red Fez Club
in Lake Wylie . A $25 materials fee will be required to register.
The eight subsequent sessions will be held weekly, on Wednesday
evenings, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, through March 31, 2010, at the Lake
Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Circle .
Training is open to adult residents of York , Mecklenburg and Gaston
Counties who are able to volunteer 5 hours per month for Covekeeper
activities. No special skills are required. Volunteers do not need
to live on or near Lake Wylie or the Catawba River in order to
Currently, trained Covekeeper volunteers, throughout North and South
Carolina , recognize the subtle indicators of degraded water quality
and potential problematic sites. These individuals have helped
identify and alleviate problems related to sewage spills, shoreline
destruction, and chemical and sediment runoff. However, more
volunteers are needed to adequately patrol and protect the Catawba
River and its tributaries. If you are interested in learning about
the signs of misuse and overuse, and in participating in a growing
community of ordinary people protecting, preserving and enhancing
our beautiful and endangered Catawba River, please attend the
orientation session on January 27th to learn more.
information see the
Catawba Riverkeeper web site or contact David Merryman at
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