There is a very dedicated core group of people who serve on the board of directors. Our meetings are held quarterly. Feel free to contact any of these folks with your ideas, concerns, and suggestions.
"My husband and I are avid river enthusiasts.Water quality and the recreational value of the watershed are my primary focus."
"We are blessed to have this beautiful earth as our home. I grew up in California and watched my homeland go from being a paradise of rolling hills, live oak forests and majestic ocean cliffs to a tangle of freeways and housing developments and so expensive that many natives were forced to leave I love North Carolina and its people and nature and will work to help us maintain these precious gifts that once gone can never be replaced. Let's not sell our birthright for porridge that will not sustain our culture, community or ecology."
TREASURER Jay Palmer
"The streams of the Toe River Valley are fairly clean, for the most part. While often taken for granted, clean water is absolutely essential for us to lead healthy lives. Our increasing population is putting more demands than ever on this limited resource. My goal is to encourage conscious stewardship in the ways we use our land so as to protect this vital part of our community."
"As a native of Mitchell Co., I want to take part in the effort to preserve the beauty of our mountains and the cleanliness of our streams and rivers. I do not want to see the tops of our ridges chopped off, all our trees cut down that results in erosion and flooding or our waters polluted. I believe there should be planning in our counties to prevent these catastrophies from happening. After all, what are our counties' greatest resources? I ask that anyone who is interested in these efforts to please join our organization, as we are strong in numbers!!!!"
"I am dedicated to instilling the values of the Toe River Valley Watch in the youth of our community. I am specifically working to involve high school students in environmental initiatives and hope to expand my efforts to the elementary aged students and their families as well."
"From an early age I had lots of outdoor experiences that ingrained in me a great respect for the natural world and how it inspires and sustains us. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work as a family doctor in Mitchell County since 1989, and have become familiar with the values that bind our communities together, as well the issues that divide us. My goal is that citizens of the Toe River Valley work together to protect the irreplaceable natural and cultural resources we enjoy today."