NC Cooperative Extension

Mitchell River Coalition

On The Mitchell River – A Watershed Coalition

 Watershed Partners

  • Basin Creek Realty
  • Clean Water Management Trust Fund
  • Mitchell River Preservation Committee
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) – Surry Center
  • North Carolina State University Extension Water Quality Group
  • NC DENR Division of Water Resources (DWR)
  • NC DENR Division of Water Quality (DWQ)
  • NC Wildlife Resources Conservation (WRC)
  • Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC)
  • Pilot View Inc. (Conservation and Resource Development)
  • Stone Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited
  • Surry Soil and Water Conservation District (Surry SWCD)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service (F&WS)
  • Weyerhaeuser


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The Mitchell River offers scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, and a variety of recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, canoeing, and tubing the river.

The Mitchell River, like all rivers, does not maintain its course within political boundaries of towns and counties. Therefore, protection of this special resource is the responsibility of everyone. The upper portion of the Mitchell River was designated an Outstanding Resource Water (ORW) in 1988 by the State of North Carolina. This distinctionn, North Carolina's highest water quality designation, was given to the upper Mitchell because of its excellent water quality; with no significant impacts from pollution. This occured because people who value this remarkable river have been good stewards in maintaining its clean water quality.

The On the Mitchell newsletter tells how local groups and landowners are working together to protect this unique and speical river.

Click here for a listing of past articles in the newsletter, or click on the issue below to view and/or print.

To receive a hard copy of a back issue or to be added to the Mitchell River newsletter list, e-mail your request to:

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