Our History – Since 1973
> Establishing and funding an academic grant to the University of North Carolina in Asheville, Environmental Quality Institute (EQI), to conduct long term research on the quality of stream water entering Lake James and on the water quality of the lake itself.
> Helping promote the acquisition of additional land to expand the Lake James State Park. An almost 3000 acre addition is under development by the NC Parks & Recreation Department and the first stage opened in the Fall of 2010.
> Monitoring and carefully assessing the issues involved in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Project No. 2232, relicensing of Duke Energy’s Catawba/Wateree hydroelectric plants and the approval of the Duke Energy Shoreline Management Plan and Maps. These are significant events that will largely determine the future of Lake James and the Catawba River for the next 30 to 50 years, depending upon the length of the new license. These issues impact all who use and enjoy Lake James.
> Submitting public comments regarding a proposed mining operation located above Lake James near a stream.