Saturday, June 30, 2007

Come one come all. Join us for an exciting day of rides, games, and family activities at the Onslow Pines Park on July 4th, 2007. The park is located at 1244 Onslow Pines Road just outside of Jacksonville. To get there, take Highway 17 south past the Marine Corps Air Station New River, turn right at the Harley Davidson store. The Onslow Pines Park is one mile down on the right-hand side.

The New River Foundation will be manning the concession stands throughout the day. Stop by to get your ice cold drinks, Italian Ice, Nachos, Hot Dogs and more. Take a moment and visit our Foundation members and The New RiverKeeper and find out how you can get involved. Don't forget to leave a donation to help support the efforts to keep your waterways clean. All donations to New River Foundation are used to support efforts to protect and preserve the New River and it's tributaries.

The fun begins at 2 p.m. with vendor booths, face painting, rides, games and a fossil dig. Karaoke will start at 2:30 p.m., and the band Colours will perform on stage from 5:30 to 9:15 p.m. The fire works display will start at 9:15 p.m. For more information visit the Web page at . This event is sponsored by Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department.

Visit the New River Foundation website at to find out how you can make a difference for our River and our local community.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

WOW!!!! What a great day. All of you who participated in our National River Clean up event were fabulous. People from all parts of the community made this event possible.

We would like to thank The Marina Cafe for the use of their facilities, the Daily News for publicity, and MCAS New River Marina and Sturgeon City for donating canoes. Special thanks to Jimmy Harris for assisting us in disposing of the refuse removed from the river.

Almost 60 people came out to support our efforts on the water today. Some volunteers came with their own equipment, including power boats. Others came with no idea which end of a canoe was which. There were 5 students from area schools, 30 Marines from Supply School at Camp Johnson, and 21 other volunteers from all over Onslow County. Your efforts made this event! Your sense of civic responsibility and desire to improve a local resource were refreshing.

For those who were not able to participate, it is not too late to help. We conduct Eco tours and smaller clean-ups on weekends with church groups, scouts, and others who want to volunteer. For those who are interested in membership or who would like to provide monetary support, you can join or make a donation to the New River Foundation at

To schedule an Eco Tour or clean-up contact a member of our board by going to and sending an email, or call our office at (910) 937-0877.

Monday, June 18, 2007

The New River Foundation and the New RIVERKEEPER

Saturday, JUNE 23
When: 9:00 am
Where: Marina Cafe
110 S Marine Blvd Jacksonville

One of the New River Foundation (NRF) goals is keeping the New River a flowing river for fish and humans. NRF volunteers, members, and the New RIVERKEEPER along with Stewards of the White Oak River and Boy Scout Troops work in fringe areas to remove blockages that harm the ecology of the river. This CLEAN UP will include paddling the New River and removing trash that is impeding the waters. Our season began several months ago on the Cowhorn Paddle Trail, preparing for a busy tourist season in Onslow County on the New River. We invite you to join us for a fun filled Saturday on the New River June 23!

Thanks to Marina Café/ Bob Beck for providing storage for the New River Foundation watercraft just a few feet from a New River launch site. Please thank Bob and Al for their generosity and support of the New River Foundation/New RIVERKEEPER.

New River Foundation will provide canoes, paddling gear, life jackets (if you don’t own one), bottled water and lunch. Please be prepared to get wet and dirty and bring any additional gear as you see fit...

(SAT hours available for students.)

Jim Simpson is coordinating the clean up. Please feel free to email him if you have additional questions.

Please RSVP **ASAP

Welcome to the New River Foundation!

We hope you'll find the information posted here by our officers to be interesting, informative, and motivating enough to encourage you to give us a call at (910) 937-0877 to see what YOU can do to help us protect this beautiful river located in Onslow County, NC.

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