MITCHELL RIVER WATERSHED
The goals of the project
in the Mitchell River watershed are to permanently protect the headwater areas and
riparian buffers. To reach this goal the project has consisted of educational and
technical assistance through the use of state, federal and county programs along with
additional resources. The projects components include; streambank restoration and
installation of BMPs to improve water quality and aquatic habitat, long-term
physical and biological monitoring, and the development of tools for evaluating the
- Surry Soil and Water Conservation District:
Initiated this project with the commitment of the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share
Program funds to the Mitchell River watershed. SS&WCD are providing
on-the-ground technical assistance through the District Technician position.
- Natural Resources Conservation Service:
Supporting the use of existing federal cost share programs, which include the
Environmental Quality Incentive Program, Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program, Conservation
Reserve Program and Wetland Restoration Program. NRCS is providing on-the-ground
technical and educational assistance to the landowners in the watershed.
- Pilot View RC&D, Inc. : Helped to organize
the initial meetings and continue to support the project by securing and administering
funding for several project components.
- Duke Power: Conducting a multi-year suspended sediment
study in the watershed.
- North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (NCCES):
Providing technical and educational assistance from local and state level by
securing an EPA 319 grant for project design and management along with education,
monitoring, evaluation and technical assistance for BMP installation.
- Piedmont Land Conservancy: Working with
landowners interested in land protection, by acquiring headwater buffer properties,
conservation easements, permanent deed restrictions along the river and its
tributartaries, fund stream and riparian restoration on protected properties and
develop a GIS based planning and evaluation tool.
|STREAM RESTORATION SITES
|South Fork Mitchell River
|Basin Creek Realty
Clean Water Management Trust Fund
Mitchell River Preservation Committee
Mitchell River Streamwatch
Natural Resources Conservation Service
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service-Surry County
North Carolina STate University Extension-Water Quality Group
NC DENR Division of Water Resources
NC DENR Division of Water Quality
NC Wildlife REsources Commission
Piedmont Land Conservancy
Pilot View Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.
Stone Mountain Chapter Trout Unlimited
Surry Soil and Water Conservation District
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Stream Restoration Sites