Union County, Georgia: Watershed Highlights 2015

Across a watershed, natural commonalities of interest Blairsville, Ga., Feb. 20, 2016 – Living together in a watershed unites people from all over who find they share a desire to protect its beauty and health. Nancy Troxler is a North Carolina Master Gardener who honed further her knowledge of plant science at Georgia’s Experiment Station, now renamed the UGA Mountain...

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Cherokee County, North Carolina: Watershed Highlights 2015

Little-known tributary of Hiwassee vaults to gaming fame Murphy, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016 – The Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition is the sole entity I know of that’s working on cleaning up the Valley River. Near here along the river’s banks, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians opened its Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel on Oct. 1, 2015. Now the stunning math:...

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Clay County, North Carolina: Watershed Highlights 2015

New groundswell of support for water quality Hayesville, N.C., Feb. 13, 2016 – The Hiwassee River flows innocently out of the north Georgia highlands and at Chatuge Dam near here, it has its first impoundment (of what will be many) by the Tennessee Valley Authority and so forms Lake Chatuge. This visual stunner on the American landscape fills a natural bowl. You can...

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