The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license creating the Pigeon River Fund (PRF) in 1996 as well as the PRF Fund Agreement defined the objectives of the grant program as follows:
- To improve surface water quality
- To enhance fish and wildlife management habitats
- To expand public use and access to waterways
- To increase citizens' awareness about their roles in protecting these resources
The Pigeon River Fund was established in 1996 through an agreement between Progress Energy and the State of North Carolina. The grant program is administered by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
To learn more about the Pigeon River Fund, contact Senior Program Officer Tara Scholtz at 828-367-9913.
The Pigeon River Fund exists to improve the streams and rivers of Haywood, Buncombe and Madison counties.