State clean-up to begin along Martins and Peachtree creeks

Almost 45 percent of the area around these waterways in Cherokee County, N.C., has “seen significant deterioration in ecological condition and is functioning at a low level or worse” State scientists make about 100 trips to the watershed before issuing their report Ecosystem Enhancement agency calls on state’s westernmost county to adopt mountain protection standards and...

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The Hiwassee River is ‘doing pretty good’…

The Hiwassee River is ‘doing pretty good,’ and is ‘in front of most of the development’ By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, Inc. Murphy, N.C., October 15, 2007 – The Hiwassee is a 968-mile necklace of rivers, creeks and lakes in and among the mountains where North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee join in the Blue Ridge. I drove today to my...

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