Haywood County is a "Headwaters County," meaning all of our water originates here and nothing in. That gives the county's residents sole responsibility for the stewardship of their waterways. Haywood Waterways works to protect and conserve our unique and critical water resources by focusing on the reduction of non-point source pollution through public education, community engagement, and restoring degraded streams.
For more information, visit them at: www.HaywoodWaterways.org
HAYWOOD WATERWAYS ASSOCIATION
APPALACHIAN BEAR RESCUE
Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) is a black bear rescue facility located just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Townsend, Tennessee. ABR is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that has been returning black bears back to the wild since 1996. Each year black bears from our national parks and surrounding areas are orphaned, injured, or in need of medical care. Thanks to ABR, these bears are given a second chance at life in the wild.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters selects and matches mentors with children facing adversity and provides ongoing activities, training and support services for both families and volunteers. When matched with their Big, Littles gain a role model, a friend and access to brand new experiences through which they build higher aspirations. Over the past 35 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC has served over 14,000 children.
For more information, visit them at: http://www.bbbs.org/