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Snorkeler Casper Cox Explores Appalachia’s Diverse Freshwater Life

A gray and green fish carries a stone in its moth, surrounded by smaller red fish

Snorkeling Appalachia’s rivers and creeks puts adventurers face-to-face with a diverse and colorful array of fish.


The Whitewater Spirit

kayak runs waterfall

These accomplished women paddlers are making a a positive impact on the region’s rivers and those who navigate them.


Paddling Treasures

Kayakers converge below a rapid

A guide to some of the region’s best boating spots.


Upstate Forever Teaches The Importance of Clean Water in S.C.

A $100,000 grant will help launch Upstate Forever’s “Reconnecting People to Rivers” initiative. This environmental organization focuses on the mountain region of South Carolina.


Faced with Threats to Nolichucky River, Residents Unite

Concerned citizens have joined together to monitor the Nolichucky River in East Tennessee for pollution that could result from a new industrial pipeline. Though the water is still at risk, opposition to the pipeline has spurred community engagement.


Tennessee Rivers at Risk

By Cody Burchett According to a report released this May by the nonprofit Tennessee Clean Water Network, surface water enforcement actions issued by Tennessee state regulators have dropped 75 percent since 2008. Of the 53 enforcement orders issued last year


EPA Finds Impaired Streams Across Nation, Cites West Virginia

According to a recent report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 55 percent of the country’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health, unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures. The most widespread


A Golden Wing and a Prayer: Restoring Warbler Habitat

By Brian Sewell Appalachia’s favorite bird, the golden-winged warbler, has been selected as one of seven focus species by a new partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that aims to reverse population


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