The Tryon Creek Watershed Council restores, protects, and enhances the ecological health and function of our unique urban watershed. The majority of TCWC projects involve restoration of riparian native vegetation on streambanks, particularly on private properties that lie along key wildlife corridors, that neighbor green-spaces, and that are adjacent to existing restoration sites. We also fix fish passage barriers and coordinate partnerships, watershed planning, and monitoring.

The Council began in 1994 as a small group of concerned citizens and has grown: we now have approximately 400 volunteers. In 2014, we received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.