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Cape Fear River Watch

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eco tour

A principle mission of Cape Fear River Watch is to conduct environmental education programs, primarily for school-age children. One of these programs is a three-part activity designed for fourth-grade students, which takes place outside the classroom, and which conforms to the NC 4 th Grade Science Curriculum: Ecosystems 4.L.1.

The activities consist of a walking eco-tour, a water-quality-assessment paddle-boat excursion, and a simulation game called "Raindrop Journey". All of these activities are conducted at Greenfield Lake over a period of about 3 hours to groups of 30 to 50 students.

Volunteers are needed primarily to accompany 2 or 3 students at a time on the paddle boat excursions, but also to assist the Education Coordinator in conducting the eco-tour and the "Raindrop Journey" game. The program is offered during the fall and spring on selected weekday mornings.

Other events for which volunteers are needed include "StriperFest Education Day" held March 30, 2019 and "LakeFest", held September 28, 2019.

Visit http://www.capefearriverwatch.org/action/sign-up and add your email address to be notified about these and other ways to get involved with Cape Fear River Watch.

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About Cape Fear River Watch



Mission Statement

To protect and improve the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through Education, Advocacy, and Action.



We organize monthly environmental seminars that cover topics and issues affecting the Lower Cape Fear River Basin. We encourage working internships for students. At Greenfield Lake, we offer Environmental Education classes, and provide Eco-Tours and Bird Watching Tours. CFRW offers water-quality education programs to groups including schools, civic groups, developers, homeowner associations and others. We provide storm water management training for local government staff. [To see more of what we do, view our Annual Report here!]


Our RIVERKEEPER and River Watch members work on water quality related issues such as stopping heavy industrial pollution, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and fish restoration in the Cape Fear River. [Read more on our Advocacy page]


We paddle. We clean-up. We monitor water quality and conduct research. We educate citizens and community members, from age 1-100! We care for our region’s rivers, streams, and tributaries - and you can too! Keep up-to-date about our activities, and join in anytime! [View our Activity Calendar here]

WaterKeeper Alliance We are a member of The WaterKeeper Alliance, an environmental "neighborhood watch" program designed to protect communities and the waters on which they depend by making all waterways fishable, swimmable, and drinkable.


We'll work with your schedule.


Various locationsWilmington, NC 28401



  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Environmental Science
  • Water Recreation


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 21

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