Sitton Creek Protection and Restoration

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Mills River, NC

The goals of the project are to protect and enhance water quality in Sitton Creek, which flows to the North Mills River, a source of public water supply, and to expand public access and enjoyment by adding 178 new acres to Pisgah National Forest.

Counties Impacted:

  • Henderson
  • Buncombe

​Thanks to the support of the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund and other funders, the Sitton Creek Protection and Restoration project has added 177 acres to Pisgah National Forest, permanently conserved an additional 168 acres of adjoining private land, and protected over five miles of streams that supply clean drinking water to residents of Henderson and Buncombe counties.

- Kieran C. Roe, 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.