Water use -- North Carolina -- Charlotte
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Bill Stokes of Lancaster, South Carolina discusses his hobby of kayaking up and down the Catawba River, and his hobby of collecting the balls that he has found floating down the river. He describes the condition and quantities of trash that come out of the confluence of Sugar Creek and the Catawba River.
Five men and women describe growing up in the Cherry community in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 1940s and 1950s. They recount their adventures with the creeks and their experiences with new technologies such as refrigerators and televisions. They discuss the growth and development of Charlotte, particularly the many new roads and buildings.
Grady Walker discusses his memories of living next to Irwin Creek throughout his entire life. He recalls never having used the creek for swimming because he always used swimming pools. He discusses how growing up near the creek affected his life.
Five men, who grew up in the Grier Heights neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 1940s and 1950s recall swimming in the local creeks. and specifically in a place that they called the "Big Boy Hole," on Briar Creek behind the Mint Museum.
Keeping Watch: City of Creeks includes video interviews with individuals, pairs, and groups of people about their experiences with Charlotte Mecklenburg creeks and rivers.
Lester Todd, father of interviewer Tenille Todd, who grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina near Freedom Park, remembers playing in Little Sugar Creek as a child. He refers to Little Sugar Creek as "Sugar Creek," which was common in Charlotte for much of the 20th century.
Pat Stith recalls his first investigative journalism report as a newspaper reporter for The Charlotte News. He discusses his investigation of pollution and the piping of waste by industry into Little Sugar Creek and other creeks in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also reminisces about some of his favorite investigations as a reporter, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner article "Boss Hog."
Rickey Hall recalls his childhood adventures swimming in Irwin Creek and its tributaries in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He imparts the importance of creek greenways for the communities in Charlotte. He discusses the importance of natural springs as a water resource to residents who first moved to the Reid Park neighborhood, and he relates some history of Reid Park.
Rusty Rozzelle, manager of the Mecklenburg County Water Quality Program gives an historical background of the treatment of creeks and streams in Mecklenburg County. He discusses pollutants and methods to restore the creeks. He describes laws and ordinances put in place to protect the streams and their effect. He discusses flooding problems, particularly how flooding is exacerbated and how it can be mitigated.
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