Activities Calendar

April
26

Earth Day!

The festivities will once again be held at Hugh MacRae Park on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Clean Water Starts Here.” Sustainability, or ensuring our resources are here for future generations, is important for protecting our Earth, water, and natural resources. This year CFRW is part of the Earth Day Alliance! Make sure you come out and soak up some sunshine as we celebrate the beautiful place we call home!

12:00 PM

May
03

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.  Stay tuned to see who this month's speaker will be!

08:00 AM

May
03

LakeFest 2014

Join in Cape Fear River Watch’s annual celebration of the history, plants, animals, and water quality of Greenfield Lake Saturday May 3rd! We will have tons of free and fun activities like; Face Painting, Casting Clinics, Fish identification, Boat Displays, Educational Displays, Games, Live Animals like alligators, snakes, and turtles, Water Quality Testing Presentations, Eco Tours, Boat Rides, a Kayak Race and much more! It should be a great day, so come on out and even bring the family dog! Get more details about the kayak race heats HERE!    

10:00 AM

May
06

Education Committee Meeting

Join in or come listen in on the CFRW Education Committee.  We meet monthly on the first 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.

01:00 PM

May
08

Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Advocacy Committee serves as a body to guide, advise, and make recommendations to the RiverKeeper and organization regarding the issues that may affect the Cape Fear River Watch’s mission.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office, 617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Chair, Brad Rosov.

05:30 PM

May
10

Clean Up

We organize watershed clean-ups on the second Saturday of each month. 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! Stay tuned for this month's location!

09:00 AM

May
14

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 doug@wilmingtonwt.com.

05:30 PM

May
17

Paddle Series!

Join us March – November as we explore the magic of the Cape Fear River. Enjoy lush cypress swamps, untouched back waters and the wildlife that inhabits these unique areas. All paddles are held on the 3rd Saturdays of the month. All paddles require registration.   To view this month's paddle location, get more details and to register click here!

08:00 AM

May
24

World Fish Migration Day

Come on out and join Cape Fear River Watch and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as we host a "Migratory Fish of the Cape Fear River Event" at the CFRW Education Center at Lock & Dam #1 on the Cape Fear River.  Two speakers will discuss migratory fish and their use of the newly installed rock arch rapids at Lock & Dam #1. Presentations will be followed by questions and answers and then a tour of the rock arch rapids and the CFRW rain garden.  We will begin at 10:00am.  We hope to see you there!      

10:00 AM

May
28

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee identifies current and future organizational goals and program activities based on the organization's mission as well as the financial needs of other committee goals.  This Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9am at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401).  For more information please contact the committee chair, KayLynn Plummer Hernandez.

09:00 AM

June
01

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.  Stay tuned to see who this month's speaker will be!

08:00 AM

June
03

Education Committee Meeting

Join in or come listen in on the CFRW Education Committee.  We meet monthly on the first 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.

01:00 PM

June
07

Brunswick Waterfest

Join us for the 2nd Brunswick County Waterfest! Once again there will be stand up paddleboard races, instruction, river tours, birding, and family park activities with a family movie at sunset! We will be there, make sure you are too! Time TBA

12:00 AM

June
08

Clean Up

We organize watershed clean-ups on the second Saturday of each month. 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! Stay tuned for this month's location!

08:00 AM

June
11

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 doug@wilmingtonwt.com.

05:30 PM

June
12

Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Advocacy Committee serves as a body to guide, advise, and make recommendations to the RiverKeeper and organization regarding the issues that may affect the Cape Fear River Watch’s mission.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office, 617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Chair, Brad Rosov.

05:30 PM

June
21

Paddle Series!

Join us March – November as we explore the magic of the Cape Fear River. Enjoy lush cypress swamps, untouched back waters and the wildlife that inhabits these unique areas. All paddles are held on the 3rd Saturdays of the month. All paddles require registration.   To view this month's paddle location, get more details and to register click here!

08:00 AM

June
25

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee identifies current and future organizational goals and program activities based on the organization's mission as well as the financial needs of other committee goals.  This Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9am at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401).  For more information please contact the committee chair, KayLynn Plummer Hernandez.

09:00 AM

July
01

Education Committee Meeting

Join in or come listen in on the CFRW Education Committee.  We meet monthly on the first 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.

01:00 PM

July
09

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 doug@wilmingtonwt.com.

05:30 PM

July
10

Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Advocacy Committee serves as a body to guide, advise, and make recommendations to the RiverKeeper and organization regarding the issues that may affect the Cape Fear River Watch’s mission.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office, 617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Chair, Brad Rosov.

05:30 PM

July
19

Paddle Series!

Join us March – November as we explore the magic of the Cape Fear River. Enjoy lush cypress swamps, untouched back waters and the wildlife that inhabits these unique areas. All paddles are held on the 3rd Saturdays of the month. All paddles require registration.   To view this month's paddle location, get more details and to register click here!

08:00 AM

July
23

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee identifies current and future organizational goals and program activities based on the organization's mission as well as the financial needs of other committee goals.  This Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9am at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401).  For more information please contact the committee chair, KayLynn Plummer Hernandez.

09:00 AM

August
05

Education Committee Meeting

Join in or come listen in on the CFRW Education Committee.  We meet monthly on the first 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.

01:00 PM

August
13

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 doug@wilmingtonwt.com.

05:30 PM

August
14

Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Advocacy Committee serves as a body to guide, advise, and make recommendations to the RiverKeeper and organization regarding the issues that may affect the Cape Fear River Watch’s mission.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office, 617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Chair, Brad Rosov.

05:30 PM

August
27

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee identifies current and future organizational goals and program activities based on the organization's mission as well as the financial needs of other committee goals.  This Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9am at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401).  For more information please contact the committee chair, KayLynn Plummer Hernandez.

09:00 AM

September
02

Education Committee Meeting

Join in or come listen in on the CFRW Education Committee.  We meet monthly on the first 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.

01:00 PM

September
10

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 doug@wilmingtonwt.com.

05:30 PM

September
11

Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Advocacy Committee serves as a body to guide, advise, and make recommendations to the RiverKeeper and organization regarding the issues that may affect the Cape Fear River Watch’s mission.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office, 617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Chair, Brad Rosov.

05:30 PM

September
24

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee identifies current and future organizational goals and program activities based on the organization's mission as well as the financial needs of other committee goals.  This Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9am at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401).  For more information please contact the committee chair, KayLynn Plummer Hernandez.

09:00 AM

October
01

Education Committee Meeting

Join in or come listen in on the CFRW Education Committee.  We meet monthly on the first 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.

01:00 PM

October
08

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 doug@wilmingtonwt.com.

05:30 PM

October
09

Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Advocacy Committee serves as a body to guide, advise, and make recommendations to the RiverKeeper and organization regarding the issues that may affect the Cape Fear River Watch’s mission.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office, 617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Chair, Brad Rosov.

05:30 PM

October
22

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee identifies current and future organizational goals and program activities based on the organization's mission as well as the financial needs of other committee goals.  This Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9am at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401).  For more information please contact the committee chair, KayLynn Plummer Hernandez.

09:00 AM

November
04

Education Committee Meeting

Join in or come listen in on the CFRW Education Committee.  We meet monthly on the first 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.

01:00 PM

November
12

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 doug@wilmingtonwt.com.

05:30 PM

November
13

Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Advocacy Committee serves as a body to guide, advise, and make recommendations to the RiverKeeper and organization regarding the issues that may affect the Cape Fear River Watch’s mission.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office, 617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Chair, Brad Rosov.

05:30 PM

November
26

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee identifies current and future organizational goals and program activities based on the organization's mission as well as the financial needs of other committee goals.  This Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9am at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401).  For more information please contact the committee chair, KayLynn Plummer Hernandez.

09:00 AM

December
02

Education Committee Meeting

Join in or come listen in on the CFRW Education Committee.  We meet monthly on the first 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.

01:00 PM

December
10

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 doug@wilmingtonwt.com.

05:30 PM

December
11

Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Advocacy Committee serves as a body to guide, advise, and make recommendations to the RiverKeeper and organization regarding the issues that may affect the Cape Fear River Watch’s mission.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office, 617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Chair, Brad Rosov.

05:30 PM


Archived

April
23

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee identifies current and future organizational goals and program activities based on the organization's mission as well as the financial needs of other committee goals.  This Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9am at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401).  For more information please contact the committee chair, KayLynn Plummer Hernandez.

09:00 AM

April
19

Paddle Series!

Join us March – November as we explore the magic of the Cape Fear River. Enjoy lush cypress swamps, untouched back waters and the wildlife that inhabits these unique areas. All paddles are held on the 3rd Saturdays of the month. All paddles require registration.   To view this month's paddle location, get more details and to register click here!

08:00 AM

April
12

Clean Up

We organize watershed clean-ups on the second Saturday of each month. 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! Join us at 8am on Saturday 4/12/14 for our April Clean Up!  We'll meet in the parking lot of Tucker Supply located at 954 S. Kerr Ave. Wilmington.  Wear water-resistant closed-toe footwear, long pants, long-sleeved shirt.   If in doubt about the weather please call 919-323-0715 between 7:00 and 7:30am. Get a map to the location here!    

08:00 AM

April
10

Advocacy Committee Meeting

The Advocacy Committee serves as a body to guide, advise, and make recommendations to the RiverKeeper and organization regarding the issues that may affect the Cape Fear River Watch’s mission.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office, 617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Chair, Brad Rosov.

05:30 PM

April
09

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 doug@wilmingtonwt.com.

05:30 PM

April
09

Membership Committee Meeting

The Membership Committee focuses on growing the CFRW membership base, increasing the diversity of our membership, and providing fun and social events for our current membership. We meet at the Cape Fear River Watch Office at 617 Surry St. Wilmington, NC 28401. If you would like more information please contact the Membership Committee Chair - Elise Rocks. 

01:00 PM

April
05

Community Rain Garden Day!

Cape Fear River Watch is hosting "Community Rain Garden Day" at Lock & Dam #1 on the Cape Fear River Saturday, April 5th from 9am to 2pm. This is an approved North Carolina Science Festival event! Bring your family and friends for this fun event, which will feature fun, educational activities for kids while others get their hands dirty installing native plants for the first time in our interpretive rain garden. Activities will be led by the CFRW education committee and the New Hanover and Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office. Lunch will be provided! A rain garden is a shallow, planted depression in the ground that captures stormwater runoff from parking lots, driveways and roofs and allows it to soak into the ground, rather than running across roads, capturing pollutants and delivering them to a stream. Plants and soil work together to absorb and filter pollutants and return cleaner water through the ground to waterways, like the Cape Fear River. This rain garden will include an interpretive trail throughout. Come be a part of the North Carolina Science Festival on Saturday, March 29th to help CFRW actively protect the health of our river! The NCSF link: http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/2014_event/community-garden/

09:00 AM

April
05

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.  This month's topic will be about the Bird-Friendly Backyard Habitat Award Program presented by Nancy Buckingham of the  CApe Fear Audubon Society. We will begin the seminar with a quick 10 minute overview of the current issues surrounding coal ash and then we will move on to the birding program!

08:00 AM