What we're about

This group is intended to get people engaged and excited about the Catawba River and all the recreational opportunities she has to offer. As a Waterkeeper Alliance member, we are your local, on-the-water non-profit that works to engage, protect, and educate our communities on the Catawba River Basin in both North Carolina and South Carolina. We provide awareness through engagement with the Catawba River in hopes to create a greater sense of environmental stewardship to all 2 million+ stakeholders that benefit from the River everyday.

Upcoming events (3)

CREEK Program Volunteer Opportunity @ Landsford Canal State Park
Needs a date and time

Landsford Canal State Park

The CREEK Program is a summertime youth education adventure offered by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.

Volunteer for this weekday morning program to help foster a love for the River in our next generation of stewards.

We are looking for volunteers to assist us in the following duties:

If you are interested in/ have experience kayaking:
-Prepare kayak equipment
-Assist students with getting into and out of kayaks
-Kayak with students and help monitor safety

If you are interested/have experience in youth education:
-Prepare education materials
-Assist in environmental education lesson
-Assist students with activities

Program runs at Landsford Canal State Park from June 20 - July 15.

CREEK Program Volunteer Opportunity @ Tailrace Marina
Needs a date and time

Tailrace Marina

The CREEK Program is a summertime youth education adventure offered by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.

Volunteer for this weekday morning program to help foster a love for the River in our next generation of stewards.

We are looking for volunteers to assist us in the following duties:

If you are interested in/ have experience kayaking:
-Prepare kayak equipment
-Assist students with getting into and out of kayaks
-Kayak with students and help monitor safety

If you are interested/have experience in youth education:
-Prepare education materials
-Assist in environmental education lesson
-Assist students with activities

Program runs at Tailrace Marina from July 18 - August 12.

Volunteer Teachers Needed
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

We are looking for teachers to help launch our new Water Education Program in South Carolina elementary schools directed toward 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

A background in teaching is preferred, but it is not required. Each volunteer will go through training and shadowing, which will prepare the volunteer to be able to deliver the lessons with confidence.

We are only in a couple schools at the moment, but hope to expand rather quickly. We are working with 4H to reach more schools in South and North Carolina. Our water lesson plans follow the South Carolina academic standards. Each lesson is around 45 minutes long. Catawba Riverkeeper volunteers would teach the initial lesson to a chosen grade level. After three subsequent lessons by the 4H members and classroom teachers, the volunteer will present the final lesson.

The time commitment is two full days plus training to begin. As we expand into more schools, the time commitment will increase.

All lessons are taught during the school day.

Past events (151)

Fall Leaf Eco-tour 2018

Lake James State Park

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