Activities Calendar

March
03

Membership Commitee Meeting

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

12:00 PM

March
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

March
07

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 Doug Piatkowski with Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and his topic will be Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) role in NC Beach Nourishment Planning. We hope to see you all there!

08:00 AM

March
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

March
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.  

05:30 PM

March
14

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! This month's location is TBA!  

09:00 AM

March
21

2015 Paddle Series Begins!

March - November we host a paddle every third Saturday of the month. Our march paddle takes us to the Black River. Get more details and register here!

08:00 AM

April
04

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 Tony Young, Water Manager for the Army Corps.  He will discuss the operation of Jordan Lake and how it affects downstream releases.  Included in that will be the drought release plan, hydropower operations at Jordan, water quality and water supply storage, interbasin transfer issues and much more!

08:00 AM

April
11

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! This month's location is TBA!  

09:00 AM

April
18

Paddle

The paddle series continues, we will announce this paddle route soon~ see you on the water!

08:00 AM

April
25

Earth Day

Join the greenest folks in town as we celebrate the earth in all it's glory. Earth Day will take place at Hugh McRae Park from noon to 6pm. Come hang out with friends, enjoy beverages, vendors and educational booths! We hope to see you and your family there!

12:00 PM

May
02

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 a River Watch favorite - invasive species expert - Melanie Doyle! After her presentation head over to greenfield like for an outdoor classroom experience identifying the invasive species first hand! Stick around to enjoy our annual event ~ LakeFest!

08:00 AM

May
02

LakeFest

Join the River Watch Team for another fun and free event at Greenfield Lake on Saturday  May 2nd from 10am - 2pm. We will have free environmental fun for the WHOLE FAMILY including; live animals, face painting, waterfowl identification, eco tours, arts and crafts, displays and MUCH MORE! Rumor has it our kayak race will be paddling on into the schedule as well. Stay tuned!    

10:00 AM More information »

May
09

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! This month's location is TBA!  

09:00 AM

June
06

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 TBA ~ stay tuned!

08:00 AM

June
13

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! This month's location is TBA!  

09:00 AM

July
04

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 TBA ~ stay tuned!

08:00 AM

July
11

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! This month's location is TBA!  

09:00 AM


Archived

February
28

Invasive Plant Removal Work Day with Melaine Doyle

Join Melanie Doyle, Conservation Horticulturist at the NC Aquarium at Ft Fisher, for a 2-hour session of invasive plant removal at Greenfield Lake Park.  Please arrive promptly by 1 P.M.  Meeting place at Greenfield Lake Park to be decided. Melanie will show us the proper techniques for removing invasive plants.  We will concentrate on removing invasive privet.  Privet has an especially negative impact on our local native plants because it out-competes them in disturbed wet areas.  Invasive plant removal is an important way we can all help retain our local native plants! Please dress for the weather and wear long sleeves, long pants, gloves, a hat and appropriate shoes (no sandals).  There is poison ivy in the park. For a map of the park, see http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/portals/0/documents/Community%20Services/Parks,%20Recreation,%20and%20Downtown%20Services/Parks%20and%20Landscapes/greenfield_map.pdf For a street map see: https://www.google.com/maps/@34.2064093,-77.9374157,15z Melanie will also be joining us May 2nd for an Invasive Species First Saturday Seminar followed by a field trip to the lake to see the progress made by the work day!

01:00 PM More information »

February
25

Grants Committee Meeting

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 1:00 pm at the Cape Fear River Watch Office (617 Sury St. Wilmington, NC 28401).  For more information please contact the committee chair, KayLynn Plummer Hernandez.

01:00 PM