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Who we are

Advocates for enduring communities

volunteer2The Catawba River District is a regional organization committed to sustainable community and economic development for a 16,000-acre area comprising parts of Northwest Mecklenburg County, Mount Holly, and Belmont.

The River District is a vital part of the Charlotte region’s watershed and includes the US National Whitewater Center, the NC State Educational Forest, and parts of the Carolina Thread Trail.

The vision of the River District has been enriched by key community and education partners that have responded to the unique setting and opportunities that the Catawba River District provides for a holistic approach to sustainability, community and economic development, and education.

River District programs enclude encouraging new and refurbished buildings that protect the environment, support of our small-town business district, and nurturing of our public schools.

Learn more about the Catawba River District

Visit our website, CatawbaRiverDistrict.org, to learn about our mission, our people, our programs and the many ways you can support this important work.

Catawba River District


The River District covers 16,000 acres of Gaston and Mecklenburg counties along the Catawba River.


Catawba River District

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