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From the President

I started coming to Haywood County when I was eight years old to attend summer camp in Clyde for two months every year until I was in my early 20’s. As a kid I absolutely loved wearing out my shorts at Sliding Rock and swimming at the bottom of Looking Glass Falls. These mountains were my refuge - my natural habitat. And I believe its where the seed was planted for my career with the State of NC in water quality. It was there that I became familiar with water bodies from Manteo to Murphy and developed a strong appreciation for what we have here.

Haywood County is rich in water resources that provide our citizens and visitors with fish to catch, water to drink and cool pools in which to swim. Haywood Waterways Association is dedicated to preserving and restoring these resources by educating and engaging the public as well as implementing specific protection and restoration projects. What I know for sure from my work experience is that organizations like this one are extremely effective in getting the real work done on-the-ground. As President I look forward to continue our organization’s effort to work with the community to make sure that we can all continue to benefit from and enjoy our waters. I hope you’ll be a part of it!!! - Suzanne Klimek, President