Activities Calendar

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:30

GenX Env'l Review Commission Meeting with Public Comment

Hey River Watchers! We need your voice at the Environmental Review Commission Meeting on GenX at the New Hanover County Government Center next Wednesday, August 23rd at 1:30pm. The meeting agenda includes time for public comment and we want your voices to be heard. The Cape Fear does not deserve to be poisoned for profit. Thank you River Watchers, we sure appreciate your support! Let's keep the pressure on, we all deserve clean water! Meeting Notice NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 August 18, 2017 MEMORANDUM TO: Members, Environmental Review Commission FROM: Sen. Trudy L. Wade, Co-Chair Rep. James W. Dixon, Co-Chair Rep. Charles Worden McGrady, Co-Chair SUBJECT: Meeting Notice The Environmental Review Commission will meet at the following time: DAY: Wednesday DATE: August 23, 2017 TIME: 1:30 PM LOCATION: New Hanover County Government Center The Environmental Review Commission will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 1:30 to 5:00 p. m., at the Andre Mallette Training Center, Human Resources Suite, New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina, to learn about the presence of the GenX compound in the Cape Fear River and its impacts on regional drinking water supplies, and associated regulatory issues. The meeting agenda will include an opportunity for public comment. In order that their statements may be made a part of the record, speakers are encouraged to provide the Commission with a copy of their prepared remarks at the time of the hearing; however, written remarks are not required. Oral presentations will take place in the order determined by the Chair, and will be strictly limited to a maximum of two (2) minutes. Persons who wish to present additional information to the Commission, and any person who cannot be scheduled or heard in the time provided, may submit a copy of their statement to the Commission Clerk prior to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, for inclusion in the record. Note: As many persons as possible will be scheduled and heard within the time reserved. Because of time limitations, it may not be possible to schedule all who request to speak. The business meeting will be preceded by a site visit to the Sweeny Water Treatment Plant located at 1833 N. 5th Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28401 to allow Commission members to learn more about the Sweeny Plant's treatment technology and associated ability to remove GenX, and other contaminants and compounds, from the water supply. The visit begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, and is expected to last approximately one hour. This is a site visit; no votes will be taken. Subject to space limitations and operational requirements of the Sweeny Water Treatment Plant, members of the press and the public will also be accommodated for purposes of the site visit.   Persons having questions about the Commission meeting or other matters related to the Commission may contact Jeff Hudson and Jennifer McGinnis, Commission Counsels, at (919) 733-2578, or Bob Mays, Commission Clerk, at (919) 733-5856. If you are unable to attend or have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Janet Black at janetb@ncleg.net.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:30

Book Club Meeting

July/August 2017
A River Lost: Death of the Columbia by Blaine Harden
"After two decades, Washington Post  journalist Blaine Harden returned to his small-town birthplace in the Pacific North West's most thoroughly conquered river. To explore the Columbia River and befriend those who collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a monstrous freight barge sailing west from Idaho to the Grand Loulee Dam, the site of the river's harnessing for the sake of jobs, electricity, and immigration. A River Lost is a searing personal narrative of rediscovery joined with a narrative of exploitation of Native Americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river."
Next CFRW Book Club meeting at Pomegranate Books is  Saturday, August 26th at 10:30 a.m.  Pomegranate Books (910) 452-1107

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Saturday, September 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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Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:00

Clean Up

Join the River Watchers and Keep New Hanover Beautiful as we clean up our community. We provide the pickers and gloves and you provide the man power. We meet at a different location each month on the second Saturday. To see where we are cleaning up this month click here!

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Saturday, September 16, 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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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

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Saturday, October 7, 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, 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, August 19, 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, August 12, 2017 9:00

Clean Up

Join the River Watchers and Keep New Hanover Beautiful as we clean up our community. We provide the pickers and gloves and you provide the man power. We meet at a different location each month on the second Saturday. To see where we are cleaning up this month click here!

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Saturday, August 5, 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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Monday, July 31, 2017 8:00

Eco Camp Session 3

The Lower Cape Fear River Basin ECO Camp is tailored to children between the ages of about 9 years to 13 years old.  Students will learn about plants and animals in the Lower Cape Fear Basin while experiencing hands on activities and field trips which will enable them to become better stewards of the environment. Field trips will take kids on the Cape Fear River, through our areas best parks and end with a cold dip the the pool daily.  Get your registration in today. Get more info and register here.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 8:00

Eco Camp Session 2

The Lower Cape Fear River Basin ECO Camp is tailored to children between the ages of about 9 years to 13 years old.  Students will learn about plants and animals in the Lower Cape Fear Basin while experiencing hands on activities and field trips which will enable them to become better stewards of the environment. Field trips will take kids on the Cape Fear River, through our areas best parks and end with a cold dip the the pool daily.  Get your registration in today. Get more info and register here.

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Monday, July 17, 2017 8:00

Eco Camp Session 1

The Lower Cape Fear River Basin ECO Camp is tailored to children between the ages of about 9 years to 13 years old.  Students will learn about plants and animals in the Lower Cape Fear Basin while experiencing hands on activities and field trips which will enable them to become better stewards of the environment. Field trips will take kids on the Cape Fear River, through our areas best parks and end with a cold dip the the pool daily.  Get your registration in today. Get more info and register here.

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Saturday, July 15, 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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Friday, July 14, 2017 5:00

Save Our Water with Sweet Water Brewing Company

Where there's water, there's Sweet Water! Come join Fox and Hound July 14th from 5PM to close to help support the Cape Fear River Watch and the Waterkeeper Alliance. $1 Raffle Tickets to win a Sweet Water Kayak $5 Sweet Water Beers (We'll be getting some limited edition beers that are only available at the brewery in Atlanta)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:00

Something in the Water Film Screening

What does Flint, MI have to do with Wilmington, NC? While most people are aware of the basic contours of the Flint water story, SOMETHING IN THE WATER (part of the EPIX America Divided series) goes deeper. Correspondent Rosario Dawson investigates what hidden forces may have been at work, and how specific policies led not only to the crisis in Flint but also damaged other poor, largely African American communities around the state. Join Cape Fear River Watch, New Hanover County NAACP, Support The Port, NCAE of New Hanover County, Tarheel Alliance of Classroom Teachers, Wilmington SURJ, Women Organizing for Wilmington, andWorking Films to talk about and take action for environmental justice in light of the GenX water contamination crisis.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017 9:00

Clean Up

Join the River Watchers and Keep New Hanover Beautiful as we clean up our community. We provide the pickers and gloves and you provide the man power. We meet at a different location each month on the second Saturday. To see where we are cleaning up this month click here!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:00

GenX Community Forum

Cape Fear Watch hosts Community Forum on GenX.  Location: Coastline Convention Center (501 Nutt St.) Date: Wednesday June 21st from 6-8pm.  Join Cape Fear River Watch as we clarify the facts about GenX with a panel of experts on June 21st from 6-8pm at the Coastline Conference Center. Panelists will make some comments and have some time for questions, of course your Riverkeeper will be onboard. This will be an informational forum for our community to come and hear and be heard. Our Forum panelists include: Dr. Lawerence Cahoon, PhD professor UNCW (biological oceanographer) Dr. Susanne Brander, PhD professor UNCW (ecotoxicologist) Kemp Burdette, Cape Fear Riverkeeper Adam Wagner, StarNews reporter (only reporter invited to Chemours’ meeting). John F. Green II, attorney Dr. David Hill, M.D. pediatrician at Kidz Care Pediatrics Harper Peterson (former Mayor of Wilmington) will moderate the forum.  

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