Activities Calendar

Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00

First Saturday Seminar

Our speaker this month will be the very popular Melanie Doyle and her topic will be invasive species. See you at 8am for pancakes and 9am for the seminar at 617 Surry St!


Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00


Save the date! LakeFest is our annual event to celebrate the plants and animals of Greenfield Lake! We will have educational booths, arts and crafts, eco tours and much more!


Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:30

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


Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00

Clean Up

This month we will be cleaning up part of northern Market St. Map here

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Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:45


Every third Saturday of the month from March to November, we host a paddle on a beautiful creek or river in our watershed. Paddles focus on history, ecological importance or scenic beauty, and all of them are spectacular.  Members may rent a canoe or kayak from our fleet for a $15.If you want to get out on our region’s waterways with a great group of fun folks, paddling with Cape Fear River Watch is the way to go!  Join us next month…and bring a friend! Our paddle location this month is TBA. Stay tuned for details.


Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:00

First Saturday Seminar

Our speaker will be Walker Golder and his topic will be Colonial Nesting Waterbirds. Join us at 8am for our famously free pancake breakfast and 9am for our seminar at 617 Surry St.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:00

Clean Up

Our June location is TBA. Stay tuned!

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Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:30


Get outside with us this month on our paddle series with the Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette!  get more information and register here!

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Saturday, July 9, 2016 9:00

Clean Up

This month we will be cleaning up Randall Pond from 9-11am, located at the intersection of Marlboro St. and Randall Dr. in Mill Creek Apt Complex. Parking is available near the pond by the pavilions. Bags, gloves and pickers provided.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:30

CFRW Book Club

The CFRW book club will meet at  Pomegranate Books, an independent bookseller in Wilmington, located at 4418 Park Avenue. This is a FREE club and we look forward to working with the members! April The first meeting will be on Saturday, April 23 at 10:30am. Our first title is “Down the Wild Cape Fear” by Phillip Gerard. Phillip will join us for the first meeting. Phillip is an active member of the Cape Fear River Watch Board of Directors. This book should be on the shelf of anyone who lives, works or plays on or near the Cape Fear River. We pairing it with “The Riverkeepers” by John Kronin and Rob F. Kennedy (the origin of the Riverkeepers). Get more information here!

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 9:00

Tire Rodeo

Tire Rodeo Calling all volunteers! We’ve discovered a large illegal tire dump on a tributary of Smith Creek. Cape Fear River Watch will be removing all tires from this location and partnering with the Bridgestone Tires4ward program to recycle all tires.  Please bring boots, work gloves, and bug spray! Water will be provided!  Tires are heavy and may contain sharp “steel belt” wires. If you are able to bring a wheel-barrow, please do! *Parking will be available on the dirt road behind MCO Distribution and Logistics (Atlantic Packing Co) Turn in on Federal Express Road and drive towards back. Follow dirt road until you see signs! Help protect and improve YOUR River April 23rd from 9am to noon. Location: 720 N 23rd St. Contact: Patrick Connell,


Tuesday, April 19, 2016 1:00

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.