Tour de Yadkin

Yadkin Riverkeeper Announces Plan to Paddle River

The Yadkin Riverkeeper® announces plans to paddle the Yadkin River in April from Blowing Rock to the Pee Dee River connection near the South Carolina border to raise awareness of the battle against Alcoa’s relicensing of the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project; as well as the increasing pressures the Yadkin faces that threaten its vitality from human development, habitat degradation and sedimentation issues.

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Yadkin Riverkeeper Announces New Winston-Salem Office Opening

Yadkin Riverkeeper® is proud to announce the opening of its new office located at 308 Patterson Ave. in Winston-Salem. To celebrate the new office opening, the Yadkin Riverkeeper, Dean Naujoks, will host a community open house and free wine tasting Tuesday Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Krankies Coffee.

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Thousands of Fish Dead at High Rock Lake

It's been two and a half weeks since thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of a small, isolated cove near the south end of High Rock Lake. And it's been about two and a half months since the town of Thomasville accidentally released 16 million gallons of raw sewage in the lake.

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Alcoa Pollution

Yadkin Riverkeeper Calls On Alcoa to Clean Up Its Contamination

The Yadkin Hydroelectric Project is comprised of four hydroelectric stations, dams and reservoirs along a 38-mile stretch of the Yadkin River, the second largest River basin in North Carolina. The water reservoirs are High Rock, Tuckertown, Narrows and Falls. The Narrows Dam is on Badin Lake.

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