Activities Calendar


Giving Tuesday

image(12) We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. We take this opportunity to rally for the Cape Fear River and advocate for it’s preservation. We are citizens of the Cape Fear Community. We drink the water, play in the water, make  livings from and eat what comes from the water. The Cape Fear flows through all of our hearts and bodies. Help protect where we eat, drink, make a living and play this year by giving to Cape Fear River Watch. It’s the gift that keeps on giving to all of your future generations. Invest in your future today – make a donation to the Cape Fear River here!

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First Saturday Seminar

CFRW hosts a FREE Educational Seminar by a guest lecturer the first Saturday of every month at Cape Fear River Watch Headquarters, located at 617 Surry Street. Seminars cover a diverse variety of topics, including local history, local birds, geology, fisheries, etc. We serve a FREE pancake breakfast at 8am and the seminar starts at 9am. Our speaker this month is Dr. Chris Fonvielle! We will also have handmade clay Christmas Ornaments and Daffodil Gift Bags available for purchase at our seminar. Both of these fundraisers go to support the Cape Fear River!

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Membership Commitee Meeting

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at noon at the CFRW Office (617 Surry St.). For more information please contact

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Education Committee Meeting

Join in or come listen in on the CFRW Education Committee.  We meet monthly on the third Tuesday at 1pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401). If you would like more information about this meeting please contact the Committee Chair, Gordon Johnson.

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Lock & Dam #1 Centennial Event

Join us November 21st from 10am-2pm for the Lock &Dam #1 Centennial & Environmental Education Event! Come enjoy the Centennial Ceremony, educational activities for all ages, food vendors, our new boardwalk, our fish passage, our rain garden, gamesand much more!

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This is your last opportunity to sign up to help with RiverFest (see link below)! The RiverFest t-shirt and the Cape Fear River Watch booths are located near the Coast Guard Dock which is near the intersection of Princess and Water Streets.  You may be rotated between the two booths, but I will be there both days to provide instruction.  Please arrive about 15 minutes before your selected times. Volunteers/vendors are allowed to park in the upper parking deck across from the Coast Guard Dock.  The parking deck is accessed at the end of Chestnut Street near where it intersects with Front Street.  If you volunteer to help with RiverFest, you can pick up your parking pass at the Cape Fear River Watch office, 617 Surry Street, from 11am – 3pm Wednesday through Friday of this week. Thanks and let me know if you have any questions. Frank Yelverton Executive Director, Cape Fear River Watch  

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Join us as the paddle series continues through November of 2015! Check out our paddle webpage here for the latest postings and registration!

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Second Saurday Clean Up

Join us this Saturday, November 14th as we beautify our community! The clean up will take place at 9am at the McMillan Ave ditch (from Hamilton Dr. to S. College Rd), located right next to the UNCW campus. Map to the location here! This is usually a dry creek, but bring boots just in case! We will be covering the area from land. As always, pickers, trash bags, gloves, and bug spray will be provided. Parking will be available for volunteers at the gravel parking lot on UNCW campus. The lot is directly across from the tennis courts bordering  the softball field  at the intersection of Hamilton Dr and Hurst Dr. Map to parking here.

09:00 AM


Resource Development Committee Meeting

The Resource Development Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM at 620 Market Street, Carolina Estate Planners.  Their mission is to be responsible for developing key processes and methods to assist Cape Fear River Watch and staff in securing the long-term viability of the organization. If you would like more information please contact the Committee Chair, Doug Springer at

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