Activities Calendar

Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00

Paddle Series

Explore the Cape Fear River up close once a month with your Cape Fear Riverkeeper! We get out on the water once a month March - November on the third Saturday of the month.  Each month we will explore a different location - we can't wait for you to see some of our favorite spots! For information on this month's paddle CLICK HERE!

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:30

Book Club Meeting

Our book for October is : The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People by Muriel Miller Branch. "A portrait of the Gullah-speaking people living in the West Indies and the Gullah-speaking African Americans who live on the coastal islands of South Carolina and Georgia." Our next CFRW Book Club meeting at Pomegranate Books is on Saturday, October 28th at 10:30 am at Pomegranate Books. 


Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00

First Saturday Seminar

Join us every first Saturday of the month for a free educational seminar at our 617 Surry St office in downtown Wilmington. We serve a free pancake breakfast at 8am and the seminar starts at 9am.  For the schedule of speakers click here!

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:00

Clean up

We organize watershed clean-ups on the second Saturday of each month in partnership with Keep New Hanover Beautiful. We pull trash and debris from our urban streams from shore or by boat—whatever it takes to keep our river clean and have some fun.  Each year, our volunteers collect over 15,000 pounds of trash from our watershed.To make your region a cleaner, healthier place to live, participate regularly in our watershed clean-ups! See where we are cleaning up this month HERE!


Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:00

Annual Membership Meeting

Join us Sunday, November 12th from 4-6pm for our Annual Meeting and Membership Party at the Coastline Convention Center.

Gather together with Cape Fear River Watch members, Board of Directors, and staff as we celebrate a successful 2017 and look forward to 2018!

Appetizers will be served, and we will have a cash bar (beer and wine). 

Current members will vote on new Board Members.  Everyone is welcome - so bring your friends and neighbors!  If you are not current or not yet a member, you can join or renew now so you can cast your vote too. 

Contact Jen Cole if you have any questions.

Join us!  We look forward to hosting you and hanging out with folks that love the river! Register here!

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00

First Saturday Seminar

Join us every first Saturday of the month for a free educational seminar. We serve a free pancake breakfast at 8am and the seminar starts at 9am at 617 Surry St.  For the schedule of speakers click here!

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Sunday, October 8, 2017 2:00

East Coast Relay Paddle & Clean Up

CFRW in partnership with the East Coast Greenway Alliance would like to invite you to participate in a clean up of Keg Island on October 8th at 2pm. We will meet at River Road Park, be there a few minutes early. We will have a limited number of kayaks and canoes available for use for free. If you would like to use one of our boats please indicate such in your registration. We ask that all folks register so that we know how many to expect. This will be a fun trip to help keep our river clean! We will be back around 5pm. Register here if you would like to use a boat or join us - Those using our boats will be provided with pfds as well as paddles. We always recommend on an outdoor excursion that you bring water to stay hydrated as well as sunscreen and bug spray.


Friday, September 29, 2017 9:00

Wood Pellet Forum

The Wood Pellet Forum is a public event focusing on the effects of the wood pellet industry on the forests and environment of North Carolina. The forum will address the science behind the industry, including the social/health and international impacts, and legal issues with the industry. The morning session features Dr. William Moomaw, Tufts U; Dr. Alan Weakley, UNCCH; Dr. Robert Abt, NCSU; and Alvin Braswell, NC Museum of Natural History. The afternoon presentations will be made by Derb Carter or David Carr of the Southern Environmental Law Center; Peter Deane from UK Biofuelwatch; Danna Smith, Dogwood Alliance; Robert Parr, MD, Clean Air Carolina; and Debra David, Concerned Citizens of Richmond County. At the conclusion of each session, the audience will have the opportunity to engage in a panel discussion covering all topics presented by the speakers.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:00

Cape Fear River Forum

The Cape Fear River Assembly (CFRA) invites you to be a part of the first annual Cape Fear River Forums.  Regardless of whether you call the Deep River, the Haw or the Cape Fear River your watershed home, they are all part of the same Cape Fear River Basin.  It is easy to attend, just pick the forum nearest you:

  • Tuesday, September 26 at Elon University
  • Wednesday, September 27 at Fayetteville State University
  • Thursday, September 28 at UNC-Wilmington Center for Marine Science

Click Here to Register for Free Forums

Click Here for Maps and Directions to Forums