Events Archive

SOLD OUT 2016 YADKIN RIVERKEEPER TOUR: WFDD Paddle in Winston-Salem (Saturday)

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for the WFDD Weekend in June as part of the 7th Annual Yadkin Riverkeeper TOUR. This weekend we celebrate paddling the Yadkin River around Winston-Salem.

Information for registered paddlers:

SATURDAY, JUNE 18:   Paddle Huntsville to Tanglewood Park in Clemmons (10.8 mi). This is a relaxing paddle that’s perfect for the whole family. 

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Piedmont Earth Day Fair - Come on out!

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Mark your Calendar!  Yadkin Riverkeeper is participating in the Eleventh Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. 

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Yadkin Arts Council Paints and Pints

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

This April the Yadkin Arts Council will be holding their first ever Paints and Pints Brew Festival! This will be an exciting evening of North Carolina Craft Brews, featuring a number of breweries - including Hoots Roller Bar and Carolina Brewing Company! Come treat yourself to some craft beers, delectable munchies, art opportunities, and a performance by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Bluffett! Tickets are $45/person and include the beer tasting and concert!

Tickets available here.

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Forsyth Creek Week Yadkin River Clean-Up

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Grab your canoe or kayak and join the Yadkin Riverkeeper for a waterborne clean-up of the Yadkin River from U.S 421 to the Huntsville take-out (5.4 miles). Participation is limited to 30 boats.

Pre-registration is required by signing up here or calling (336) 722-4949.

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Forsyth Creek Week Speech: Green Infrastructure to Clean Our Waterways with Peter Raabe

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The rejuvenation of our cities presents both challenges and opportunities: Challenges, in that new urban development is contributing to the growing problem of stormwater pollution that endangers the rivers, lakes and estuaries that provide our drinking water. And opportunities, to use this new investment in buildings and infrastructure to implement new approaches that reduce stormwater pollution. Join Peter Raabe of American Rivers to learn about the opportunities that Durham and Raleigh have put into motion as examples of what can be done in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

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Operation Medicine Drop - Clemmons

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Don’t flush unwanted medicines down the toilet -- sewage systems cannot remove medicines from water. Instead, dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications – no questions asked – during Operation Medicine Drop and you’ll also make your house safer by preventing accidental poisonings and drug abuse.

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Kernersville Pill Drop

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 12:00am to Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:00am

During Creek Week the Kernersville Police Department is making its pill drop box available to all Forsyth County households. (No businesses, health-care facilities, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical representatives, pharmacies, doctor’s offices  or veterinarian clinics). NOTE: Only pills can be accepted. NO LIQUIDS OR INHALANTS.  For complete guidelines click here.

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Public Hearing on Buck Steam Station Coal Ash Closure Deadline

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The state government in Raleigh has failed, for the past year, to protect or provide safe drinking water for the 70+ families around Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station that received "Don't Drink Your Water" notices in 2015. While Duke Energy was shamed into providing bottled water to Dukeville residents who couldn't drink their well water, the state has not required Duke to excavate their ash or guarantee safe, long-term drinking water supplies to Dukeville neighbors.

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FREE Winston-Salem Screening of “Coal Ash Stories"

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This year's tour features two new short documentary films focused on local coal ash waste issues. The films expose public health concerns, related policy issues and community responses to this environmental crisis. The screening tour is timed to coincide with the NC Department of Environmental Quality’s public hearings on ash basin closure in North Carolina, a unique and important opportunity for North Carolinians to support safe coal ash storage across the state. 

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