Yadkin Riverkeeper


Will Scott
[email protected]

The Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin is North Carolina’s second largest basin, including 5,862 stream miles and 22,988 lake acres, and spanning 21 counties and 93 municipalities. The River Basin covers approximately 7,221 square miles of North Carolina. The current population within the basin is about 1.6 million, with an average population density of 222 persons per square mile. Approximately half of the watershed is forestland, most of it privately owned. From its headwaters near Blowing Rock, the Yadkin River flows east and then south across North Carolina’s densely populated midsection. The basin’s rare species inventory includes 38 aquatic animals.

Will Scott comes with experience not only as an environmental advocate but also as someone who has an understanding of the laws that can be used to protect water. A UNC School of Law graduate, Scott did a stint at the Southern Environmental Law Center. He also was a research assistant at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.


846 West Fourth Street
Winston.Salem, North Carolina 27101