The state of the Tuck

A workshop on the State of the Tuckaseegee River will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Whittier Community Center.

A series of short panel presentations and discussions on various elements and factors contributing to water quality are scheduled. The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River has hopes to lay the groundwork for periodic, regular assessments of the Tuckaseegee River at the watershed scale.

Presenters include: Anne Marie Traylor of the Environmental Quality Institute; Ed Williams of the N.C. Division of Water Quality; and Mike Bolt, Mike Lavoie, and Patrick Breedlove of the Cherokee Office of Environment and Natural Resources; David Kinner of the geosciences department at Western Carolina University; Ken Brown, chairman of the Tuckaseigee Chapter Alliance; and Michelle Price of the Macon-Jackson Conservation; Gerald Green, head of the Jackson County Planning Department; and county sediment and erosion control officers. Lunch is $9. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch. 828.488.8418 or

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