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

  • Watershed cleanup

  • Building & maintaining hiking and nature trails

  • Pollution prevention

  • Environmental education

  • Shoreline protection

How do we do this?

 

We work cooperatively with State, Federal, and Local government agencies and other organizations with similar interests and responsibilities including:

  • TVA

  • TDEC

  • USDA

  • TWRA

  • TRDA

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Current Board of Directors

Tom Paul

President/Trails

Loudon

865-458-3299

John Shryock

Vice President

Loudon

650-814-9891

Harriet Hulings

Secretary

Vonore

423-884-6161

Mel Fisher

Treasurer

Tellico Village

865-657-9062

Kevin Kuklok

Membership

Loudon

865-816-2293

 

George Zola

Trails

Loudon

614-937-0767

Chris Bridges

Rarity Bay

Contact Us

Committees

Lakeshore Cleanup

Ned Miller,Tom Schemberger, Bob Kutschera, Tom Ringenbach, Bill Waldrop and Bill Webster.

Bill Webster is the chairperson.

Phone: 865-458-4952

Email: wwwebstr@bellsouth.net

Trails

George Zola is the chairperson.

Phone: 614-937-0767

Email: zola1029@gmail.com

Water Quality

Bill Atkinson,  Chris Bridges,  Fred Evans,     Carl Hagen,  Jack Hall,  Jim Hawkey,  Garry Lucas,  Russ Newman,  Tom Paul,  John Rogers,  Dick Sawinski,  John Shryock,     Christine Stevens,  Bill Waldrop,  Patty Wallace

Bill Waldrop is the chairperson.

Phone: 865-458-0506

Email: wrwaldrop@aol.com

Education

Kevin Kuklok

WATeR Address

WATeR

PO Box 751

Loudon, TN 37774