Little Tennessee Watershed Association

The Little Tennessee Watershed Association (LTWA) is a conservation organization formed in 1993 in Franklin, NC to protect and restore the health and waters of the Little Tennessee River and its tributaries upstream of the Fontana reservoir through monitoring, education, habitat restoration, and citizen action. With around 140 members, the organization advocates for the conservation of the watershed in Macon County and its surrounding counties, helps protect and restore at-risk properties in the watershed, and maintains a biomonitoring program that charts the quality of aquatic life and biodiversity of the river.


The Little Tennessee Watershed Association (LTWA) is a conservation organization formed in 1993 in Franklin, NC to protect and restore the health and waters of the Little Tennessee River and its tributaries upstream of the Fontana reservoir through monitoring, education, habitat restoration, and citizen action. With around 140 members, the organization advocates for the conservation of the watershed in Macon County and its surrounding counties, helps protect and restore at-risk properties in the watershed, and maintains a biomonitoring program that charts the quality of aquatic life and biodiversity of the river.
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