The Western Carolina Paddlers are leaders in the fields of river conservation and access.
Since 1999 our energy has been focused on supporting American Whitewater's efforts to return flows to Graham County's Cheoah River. AW recognized the contributions of Western Carolina Paddlers Rod Baird and Chris Bell to this ongoing battle by naming them its October 2002 Volunteers of the Month.
To get a feeling for what is involved in getting water put back in our rivers, take a look at the Comments on the Relicensing Settlement Agreement for the TAPOCO Hydroelectric Project, filed in May 2004. Yep, that's five years after the process began, and it still isn't over!
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WCP is pleased to be an American Whitewater Affiliate Paddling Club. As a member of an affiliated club you are eligible to join AW at a $10 discount. Please consider doing so. For $25 a year ($15 if you are a junior or a senior!) you get a great paddling magazine and you help this non-profit organization defend our streams!