Saturday, October 13, 2007

Saturday's clean up in support of North Carolina Fall Big Sweep was a huge success. The river gave up almost 1300 pounds of garbage today thanks to all of your hard work. Findings included the usual suspects such as plastic drink bottles, styrofoam cups, and tires as well as the more exotic shopping carts, refrigerator doors, plastic barrels and sheets of plywood with shingles still attached.

Students from several area schools including White Oak, Camp Lejeune, Southwest, New Bridge Middle, North Side, Coastal Carolina Community College and others joined in to make the day a success. Marines from Supply School at Camp Johnson also pitched in to lend a hand.

The New River Foundation was very happy to have Sturgeon City as a partner in this event. We look forward to future joint ventures between our organizations.

All of you who participated did an outstanding job and deserve the gratitude of those who enjoy the benefits of your labor. Moms and Dads thank you for all you did to make sure your sons and daughters were able to participate in this great event.

We are especially grateful to some local businesses that really helped make this day a success. Food was provided by A Slice of New York at 137 Marine Blvd and New York Pizzeria at 2040 Wilmington Highway. Thanks to Bob Beck and the Marina Cafe for allowing us to launch from your site and supporting our facility requirements on such short notice. You are always there to support our efforts on the river.

To all of you in the community who provided support for this effort the Foundation is grateful. Without the support of the community, efforts like this are impossible. To find opportunities to volunteer in the future, please visit our website and view our calendar of upcoming events. Volunteers are always needed and welcome!

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

The New River Foundation invites you to join us for a day of work on the New River

We are joining Keep Onslow Beautiful for
Fall Big Sweep

When: 9:00am Saturday, October 13
Where: Phillips Park on Chaney Creek
Launch Location changed to Marina Cafe due to unannounced construction project at Phillips Park

Our goal is to maintain fish passage and a free flowing river for all to enjoy. Volunteers work in fringe areas to remove trash that harms the ecology of the river. Work includes paddling or hiking along the New River or one of its tributaries to remove trash and other debris. New River Foundation will provide kayaks/canoes, paddling gear, gloves, tools, and drinking water. Please be prepared to get wet and dirty and bring any additional gear as you see fit... SAT hours are available to eligible students (bring your forms).

Please RSVP by October 10,2007 to:

Call the NRF Office at 910-937-0877
or call Jim Simpson at 910-526-6651

Don't forget to visit our website to learn more about us.