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2018 YADKIN RIVERKEEPER TOUR OFFERS FOUR DAYS OF FAMILY PADDLING FUN

Registration is now open for the 2018 Yadkin Riverkeeper TOUR of paddling experiences down North Carolina’s second longest river. Each year, Yadkin Riverkeeper connects thousands of people, including children, families and civic organizations, to the water and outdoors. This year’s TOUR is also a winery tour sponsored by Sanders Ridge Winery, Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery, Childress Vineyards, 107KZL-FM, Foothills Brewing, GET:OUTDOORS Paddlesports, WFDD-FM and Feisty PR.

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A Community of River Keepers by Elise Wallace

After following a friend’s paddling trip through Patagonia via email updates and pictures, I felt a pull to get back on a river. I decided on a trip down the Yadkin River Trail from West Kerr Scott Damn to High Rock Lake. The trip would cover 125 miles over 5-7 days.

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SECOND PERFORMANCE & SEMINARS ADDED FOR "DANCE FOR THE RIVER"

Winston-Salem, NC, January 30, 2018 – Yadkin Riverkeeper announced today that a second film showing and dance performance have been added for the opening of DANCE FOR THE RIVER by Photographer Christine Rucker on Thursday, February 8 at 8PM. The dance performance will feature dancers from UNC School of the Arts School of Dance. Yadkin Riverkeeper also announced a series of seminars that will take place during the exhibit through March 11. All events are at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, and are free, but require tickets. Visit YadkinRiverkeeper.org to register.

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Photographer Christine Rucker's Dance for the River Opens Feb 8 at SECCA

DANCE FOR THE RIVER, presented by Yadkin Riverkeeper, is a traveling multimedia exhibit that connects audiences with the Yadkin River, the region’s primary water source, through dance, photography, and video. Photographer Christine Rucker who lives on the Yadkin River, photographed dancers as they improvised to the river’s diverse landscapes. The exhibit will be on display at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, from February 8 through March 11.

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ACTION ALERT: Call your NC State Legislators. Tell them to VOTE NO to H347!

Once again, Duke Energy is looking to get out of its commitments! Contact your state legislator today and ask them to VOTE NO to H347! House Bill H347 removes the existing coal ash recycling requirement if the entire recycling process is not profitable for Duke Energy. That places Duke’s profit margins over protecting North Carolina families and drinking water from coal ash pollution; and deprives our state’s construction industry of much-needed recycled ash.

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North Carolina v. Alcoa, Riverbed ownership Court Fourth Circuit Appeal

On the morning of October 27th 2016, the state of North Carolina sent two former judges, Bob Orr & Eddie Greene, up to Richmond to argue to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that the people of North Carolina, not Alcoa, own the bed of the Yadkin River throughout the 38 mile stretch on which Alcoa operates four hydroelectric dams. At counsel’s table with them was Yadkin Riverkeeper’s attorney, Ryke Longest, of Duke University, to advise. Here is what happened.

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