Yadkin Riverkeeper seeks to respect, protect and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin through education, advocacy and action. 

North Carolina’s rapid population growth, particularly in the Triad region, is having a profound impact on the Yadkin River. This unprecedented growth threatens local drinking water supplies. Consequently, our program works with residents, regulators and elected officials throughout the basin to ensure compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and NC pollution control laws. 

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  • Yadkin Riverkeeper engages citizens in clean water issues through education, advocacy and action.

  • We promote sustainable development practices that will accommodate growth without compromising the long-term health of the Yadkin River. 

  • We take people on paddling and river cleanup trips to experience its beauty and learn about its threats.

  • We teach and practice a "river ethic" of ecological respect for all ages.

  • Our Riverkeeper Protection Program is licensed by Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with more than 300 Waterkeeper organizations and affiliates protecting rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on six continents.

  • Yadkin Riverkeeper has been an official Aveda Earth Month Partner since 2017. 

We are funded by individuals, companies and foundations who share our commitment to clean water. Help us keep the Yadkin River fishable, swimmable and drinkable, now and for future generations. We welcome you to become a member for as little as $35 ($25 for students).

You may also visit the Yadkin Riverkeeper Store for great gifts!