About Us

Letter to Membership from Board President 8/27/14

Over the past six years, Yadkin Riverkeeper has grown from a grassroots, start-up organization to one that has achieved nationally recognized success in the fight for clean and safe water. In recognition of our efforts, Yadkin Riverkeeper was awarded the NC Wildlife Foundation Governor’s Award for “Water Conservation Organization of the Year” in 2011; and our campaign against Alcoa has been recognized as one of the “Top 25 Clean Water Stories” by River Network.

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Yadkin Riverkeeper featured in River Network’s 25 Lessons from 25 Years

As we celebrate Earth Day 2013, River Network, a national support center for grassroots river conservation, celebrates its silver anniversary by highlighting twenty-five success stories and lessons learned from water advocates across the U.S. River Network; and applauds Yadkin Riverkeeper and citizens throughout the Yadkin River basin for opposing Alcoa’s bid for a 50-year license.

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Falalalala from YRK Staff

Thanks to our dedicated supporters, Yadkin Riverkeeper has had a successful year working for clean water and healthy ecosystems throughout the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin. On behalf of our Board of Director’s and staff we want to take this opportunity to share some of our successes in 2012, our outlook for 2013 and demonstrate what can be achieved as we work together for clean water.

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