About Us

The Little River Watershed Association (LRWA) was formed on March 24, 1998 “to protect and enhance the Little River and its tributaries through mobilizing public support, building public awareness and recommending best management practices.” To accomplish this mission, LRWA performs three roles: advocacy, education and coordination of resources. The LRWA received its charter from the State of Tennessee on September 19, 1999 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.

The LRWA is dedicated to protecting, preserving and restoring the Little River Watershed located in Blount County, Tennessee. LRWA is a dynamic organization with a history of accomplishments, broad community support, an active volunteer base, emerging program areas and a diverse and active board of directors.

We are committed, energized and ready to accomplish our goals of engaging our citizens to take action on behalf of the river, provide vital education and information to our neighbors, friends and businesses partners, and help our leaders understand the vital importance of protecting this most prized natural resource on which we all depend called Little River.