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Haywood County leaders exploring the Pigeon River | by USFWS/Southeast
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Haywood County leaders exploring the Pigeon River

Haywood Waterways, watershed organization for the upper Pigeon River watershed, held its inaugural Leaders in the Creek event September, 2015. For years, Haywood Waterways has organized a Toes in the Toe event, which brought every Haywood County eighth-grade student to the Pigeon River to learn about streams and water quality. This year they created an event that gives community leaders an opportunity to come out and learn more about the Pigeon River. The Service’s Asheville Field Office, along with numerous partners, helped with this event, giving leaders a chance to collect, identify, and discuss fish and stream macroinvertebrates.


Credit: Gary Peeples/USFWS


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Taken on September 24, 2015