Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT) Raleigh, NC
Changes to Raleigh's Development Policy
After-hours community conversation about Raleigh approving development in Falls Lake's secondary watershed. In the absence of a Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance, do case-by-case approvals threaten our drinking water quality? Can LID benefit the watershed?
Please join us at 5:30 PM and order some food and drinks before we being the program at 6:00 pm.
Overview of Low Impact Development (LID)
Raleigh's Changing Development Policy - Russ Stephenson, Raleigh City Councilor At-Large
Panel and Community Conversation with:
Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper
Other speakers TBD
This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar and dinner service available through Village Grill.
FREE Cold Water Safety Workshop Saturday, March 8, 1:30 to 4:00 PM Rollingview Community Building, Falls Lake State Recreeation Area With Moulton Avery, founder of the National Center for Cold Water Safety
Cold water annually kills unprepared paddlers. During winter in the Carolinas we can be lured by a warm, sunny day onto water with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. If we are improperly dressed (jeans, sweatshirts), we can die if we capsize and are unable to exit the water quickly -- or if we gasp and inhale water. The same hazard exists in summer for paddlers where water is cold year round -- e.g., Maine and the Pacific NW. Come to the free workshop to learn how cold water acts on the human body and how to reduce the risk of deadly hypothermia and cold water shock. The indoor portion of the workshop is free. There will be a $5 charge for club insurance to cover participants who want to swim test their wetsuits and drysuits (but no charge for ACA member/swim testers who bring their ACA number). For more info see
Check out the terrific Neuse River paddling article here with beautiful photos written by Paul and Amber of Everyone's Travel Club - If you're out and about on Falls Lake, the Neuse River, Trent River, Contentnea Creek or other areas of the river basin and want to share your photos and stories please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to post them for everyone to enjoy!
Are you an educator looking for ways to stimulate science learning in your classroom? Does this student's recent comment inspire you?
"My favorite project at Exploris was our Environmental Challenge project! It made me feel like I wasn't just doing a tri-fold board on deforestation I was actually able to go out and make a REAL difference. It gave me the confidence to feel like I was changing the world"
Read more about this Neuse RIVERKEEPER Foundation program and how we can help you here!
FrackFree NC goes live! The alliance of NC organizations working against fracking in NC has launched a website: Go to http://www.frackfreenc.org/ to learn more and sign the petition.