The Watershed Association of the Tellico Reservoir
The Watershed Association of the Tellico Reservoir (WATeR) supports policies and projects that protect and improve the environment in and around Tellico Reservoir.
Trails: We maintain 31 miles of the East Lakeshore Trail
Reservoir: We sample the lake periodically for chemical and bacterial contaminates and for phytoplankton effects on clarity.
Watershed: We perform studies of streams and seek grants to remediate problems identified.
Industrial outfalls: We monitor the outfalls for compliance with permits.
Education: We inform the public on the state of the lake, current and future threats.
The association is non-profit and non-partisan. The focus is on issues, policies, and practices that promote clean air, water, and natural habitat so that humans can live, work, and play in harmony with native plants and animals as well as with each other. The association strives to work cooperatively with governmental agencies and private organizations with similar goals and responsibilities for environmental protection and appropriate quality economic growth. Public education and demonstration projects are emphasized to make people aware of environmentally friendly practices that affect the watershed. WATeR strives to involve all stakeholders and to represent everyone interested in preserving and enhancing the environmental quality of the Tellico Reservoir Watershed.
What We Do
TTypical activities include:
Water quality improvement
Building & maintaining hiking and nature trails
How do we do this?
We work cooperatively with State, Federal, and Local government agencies and other organizations with similar interests and responsibilities including:
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301 518 2349
Molly Lenoir May
Water Quality Liaison
Water Quality Improvement
East Lakeshore Trails
Ned Miller,Jeff Rauch, Bob Kutschera, Tom Ringenbach, Bill Waldrop and Bill Webster.
Tom Ringenbach is the chairperson.
Bill Atkinson, Chris Bridges, Carl Hagen, Jack Hall, Lloyd Hensley, Ingrid Jackoway, Garry Lucas, Theresa McMahan, Randy Morse, Tom Paul, John Reed, Dick Sawinski, John Shryock, Christine Stevens, Bill Waldrop, Dave Warfel, Jim Wisneski
Bill Waldrop is the chairperson.