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Watauga Watershed Alliance

April 15th, 2008 by Renée Hoyos

Tues night I had the great pleasure to visit the Watauga River Watershed Alliance and talk to them about what we do and how we can work together. While there I visited the Radford Quarry that this group has recently filed a 60-day Notice of Intent to Sue for polluting Doe Creek - a lovely trout fishery.

I then went to the Watauga Chapter of the Sierra Club’s meeting. My goodness, the spread! The food was fabulous and the company highly entertaining.

Carl is the stream clean up man and he had an interesting story to tell: While doing a stream cleanup, he found two plastic bags stuffed under rocks. When he pulled them out and looked inside, he discovered the bodies of two pit bulls. Perhaps the losers of a dog fight? A little while later he found another bag with drug paraphernalia in it. He called the Sheriff’s Office and they came out and conducted an investigation. If you find drug items or other items that look suspicious during a clean up, do not hesitate to call the authorities. Please be careful when handling trash during clean ups.


One Response to “Watauga Watershed Alliance”

  1. Dennis Shekinah Says:

    Having Renee drive over from Knoxville to speak to our little group will stand out as a landmark event for the Watauga Watershed Alliance. Our little group is comprised of part time environmentalists who do the best job we can between work, raising children and gardens. Having someone with Renee’s credentials come and motivate us was like getting a shot of vitamin B! Thanks to Renee and all those who work to protect our waters from harm.

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