Catawba Streambank Stabilization and Trail at Old Fort Park

Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation & Development, Marshall, NC

This project will provide a much needed stream restoration, which will stabilize eroding banks and offer an ADA accessible angler trail along a hatchery supported trout stream.

Counties Impacted:

  • McDowell County

​This beautiful stretch of the Catawba River headwaters had an unstable steam bank which needed repair. Support from Duke Energy Water Resource Fund made the repair possible, along with the construction of the 0.5 mile handicap accessible angler trail, and an educational kiosk signage. The Catawba Streambank Stabilization and Trail at Old Fort Park project was a unique opportunity to improve the water quality of the river and enhance an outstanding recreational community asset

- Jessica Hocz, Executive Director



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.