Preserve. Protect. Educate. We are impassioned advocates working to ensure the continued beauty, integrity, safety and survival of Lake Glenville.

FLG & Equinox Environmental Take Water Testing to the Next Level

At the cornerstone of FLG’s mission to preserve and protect Lake Glenville is our work to monitor the lake’s water quality and implement the measures we can to ensure it remains one of the cleanest lakes in Western Carolina and is healthy and safe for all those who live, work, and play around it. Our partnership with Equinox Environmental allows us to do just that.

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The FLG Scholarship Fund Drive

The Friends of Lake Glenville have some exciting news to share, and I am extremely honored to be involved in this fund! Last year was our first year to launch The Doug Odell Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors from the Blue Ridge Early College school. These funds awarded 2 student applicant winners’ extra money towards their advanced learning at a college of their choice.

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Community Notice: Thorpe Dam Spillway Gate Testing

Duke Energy has issued the following community notice regarding spillway gate testing at Thorpe Dam. The testing will take place over a two-week period starting Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

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2022 River Bypass Release & Recreation Flow Schedules Announced

The following river bypass releases and recreation flow schedules have been announced for the West & East Fork Tuckasegee Rivers. Schedules are also available for download below.

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FLG TAKES VISIONARY STEP FORWARD IN UPHOLDING ITS MISSION

In 2020, FLG established a partnership with Equinox Environmental to provide regularly scheduled water testing services as part of an ongoing water quality program for the lake.

Now that partnership is taking another step towards FLG’s mission of ensuring the continued protection and preservation of the lake through the establishment of a Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan. Visionary in its design, this plan will provide a roadmap moving forward, guiding FLG toward a future where our work is proactive rather than reactive.

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FLG 2021: The Year-In-Review

Though the past two years have proved challenging in myriad ways for everyone, we were fortunate enough this year to be able to continue some of our programs without interruption, resume others we had to skip last year, and lay the groundwork for some exciting new opportunities! Some of our accomplishments:

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FLG's Fireworks Make a Big Bang Over Lake Glenville!

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 marked FLG's 24th annual Fireworks Over Lake Glenville, and it couldn't have been a bigger success. The weather cooperated and the crowds on both land and the water thrilled at being part of this on-going tradition.

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