Cape Fear River Watch was founded in 1993 by Bouty Baldridge and Bruce Watkins, who envisioned a permanent nonprofit organization, open to everyone, dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the health, beauty, cleanliness, and heritage of the Cape Fear River basin. We strive to honor their vision.
Our mission is to protect and improve the water quality of the Cape Fear River Basin for all people through education, advocacy and action.
Working with our partners, we have a history of proven success in protecting our watershed. We have been instrumental in requiring Duke Energy to clean up power plant coal ash. We dissuaded Titan America from building a potentially significant pollution source in the form of a cement plant along the banks of the Cape Fear River.