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WATeR President talks WATeR on WATE
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Tree Ordering has gone live!


Tennessee Tree Day 2023 is the largest community tree-planting project of its kind in America, taking place on Saturday, March 18, 2023! You and other Tennessee residents will collectively pick up and plant more than 95,000 native tree seedlings in all 95 Tennessee counties during the weekend of March 18th, 2023. The trees are yours to plant on your own property and will enhance our environment and communities for generations to come!


Read how to participate here.


In case you missed it here it was:

Support WATeR




January 1, 2023 at HIGH NOON at Poplar Springs!

Don't Miss It!

Read more here.

See the flyer here.


The WATeR Annual Meeting was held 11/16/22. Darrel Quinn from TVA was the main speaker and the meeting was well attended:


















WATeR Annual Meeting

Date: Wednesday November 16, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Fellowship Hall of the The Community Church

at Tellico Village (130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN)

Read proposed By-Laws

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Read the article in The Connection

First Report on 2022 Lake Cleanup

Fall 2022 Newsletter


Read why you should not blow your leaves into our lake.


New water quality reports


WATeR samples locations on Tellico Lake

published 5/12/21 in The Connection

Asian carp remain in West Tennessee

Latest update published in The Connection 4/7/21

​The Tennessee Riverline

is a vision for a continuous, multimodal system of trail experiences along the Tennessee River from its formation in Knoxville, TN, to its confluence with the Ohio River in Paducah, KY.  You can read the annual report here: Tennessee Riverline annual report and visit their website here:

WATeR Dedicates Bridge

published 12/2/20 in The Connection

History of WATeR and its Major Programs

published 11/20 in Mountain Views

2020 Annual Report and in addition a history of WATeR's amazing 20 year story.

Don't miss it!

Firewater Ultra races East Lakeshore Trail.


100K Race takes 13.44 hours

Starts in daylight. Ends in dark!

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Maintaining cleaner embayments possible

Published 10/21/20 in The Connection

Are the fish safe to eat from the lake

Published 9/9/20 in The Connection and 9/20 in Mountain Views

Stormwater impacts more than we realize

Published 7/22/20 in The Connection



Published 7/1/20 in The Connection

Consider a watering plan this summer

Published 6/10/20 in The Connection

Fertilizer pollution enters Tellico Lake

Published 5/20/20 in The Connection

Human and animal pollution entering in the lake

Published May 2020 in The Connection

WATeR Investigates lake 'greening'

published 4/15/20 in The Connection

WATeR On Asian Carp

Plant A Riparian Garden

published in Mountain View

How many names are right for Tellico Lake

published 3/11/20 in The Connection

The many roles of one body of water

published 2/19/20 in The Connection


WATeR: To protect the water quality of our lake  published 2/5/2020 in The Connection

4th Quarter 2019 Report

Dave Noble has ALS and he is fighting back


Help him on October 3

Dave Noble was a trail builder and leader of the Soggy Bottom Kayakers. On July 1, 2020, he was diagnosed with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease. He is doing his best to fight back. He has started a team, the Noble Dawgs, to raise funds to take a chomp out of ALS

Please consider joining Dave's team, the Noble Dawgs, and walking one mile to take a chomp out of ALS on October 3rd. You can do this on your own, with your own small group, or as a part of a socially distanced Tellico Village group (time and place to be determined).

To join team Noble Dawgs click here:

If you cannot walk, you can donate directly to Dave's personal page:

All are invited to the WATeR Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 13

Keynote speaker: Stephen Lyn Bales, author of 3 books and Ijams Nature Center Interpretative Naturalist (Retired) will be presenting “Conservation Success Stories in the Tennessee River Valley."

6:30 p.m. at the Tellico Village Community Church, 130 Chota Ctr, Loudon, TN.


Firewater Ultra races East Lakeshore Trail.

91 runners race up to 100K, up and back, about 62 miles.

Read more. Results


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