Dills - Cartoogechaye Creek Restoration

Mainspring Conservation Trust, Inc.

This project will restore 1,200 feet of streambank along Cartoogechaye Creek to increase water quality, benefit rare aquatic species and provide opportunities for public education.

Counties Impacted:

  • Macon
  • Swain

Western North Carolina is known for its high water quality streams nestled in beautiful mountains. Restoring streambank and wetlands that will be seen by visitors along the popular Little Tennessee Greenway will help others understand the value of wetlands and proper shading for cool water. 

– Sharon Taylor, Executive Director, Mainspring Conservation Trust



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.