Our Member Newsletter

Winter 2004
News on restoring the rapids at the Great Falls of the Catawba, the retooled Habitat Enhancement Program, and the Open Space Preservation Equal River Protection.
Summer 2004
Exhibits the first Lakekeeper of Mountain Island Lake, the Volunteer of the Year, and provides an update on the Cresent Resources Lawsuit.
Fall 2004
Celebrates the 5 year anniversary of the Lake Norman Covekeepers, describes the Hurricane Frances flooding, and highlights the Dammed Catawba River Challenge.
Spring 2005
Read about relicensing adventures, the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the Lake Norman River Guardian Buffer Awards, and our organization updates.
Summer 2005
Features articles on sedimentation from development on Lake Wylie, the Dammed Catawba River Challenge, and the 4 H20 Pontoon Classroom.
Spring 2006 Newsletter
Contains articles on the Synthron Chemical Plant explosion, CRF participation in a Wal-Mart documentary, and an Inter-Basin Transfer (IBT) update.
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Highlights- the River Guardian Buffer Awards, the J.P. Stevens Mill fire, and an update on the Synthron Explosion.
Spring 2007 Newsletter
Features the Lake Norman Islandkeepers clean-up event, the Get Out the Dirt campaign, and the 10th anniversary of CRF.
Fall 2007 Newsletter
A drought update, an article on RiverFest on Lake Hickory, a Concord-Kanapolis IBT update, an introduction to the new Director of Development, and a CRF volunteers in schools spotlight.
Spring 2008 Newsletter
Celebrating 10 years of river protection, the Spring 2008 newsletter contains updates on the drought and water supply legislation, as well as, a report on the 1st Annual Catawba Cup Golf Tournament.
Summer 2008 Newsletter
Includes articles on the Rocky Shoals Spider-Lily Eco-Tour, the Most Endangered River Designation, the launch of the Muddy Water Watch program, our Interns, the River Awareness Partnership, and Clean Water Lobby Day.
Fall 2008 Newsletter
Contains a Board Chair update, a Volunteer of the Year spotlight, information on sewage spills, a description of the changes at CRF, and upcoming events.
2009 Spring/Summer Newsletter
CRF newsletter contains updates from the Riverkeeper, coal ash information, a Cliffside litigation update, an article on the launch of the Youth Kayak River Expedition, and more.
Fall 2009 Newsletter
Catawba Riverkeeper newsletter from September 2009.
Spring 2010 Newsletter
CRF newsletter published in May 2010 with information on coal ash ponds, IBT litigation, trout buffer litigation, new staff member Tracy Tripp, member profile on Randy Miller and Chairman's Notes.
August 2011 Newsletter
Notes from incoming and outgoing Board Chairs. Upcoming events.
November 2011 Newsletter
Notes from CRF Board Chair and Executive Director. Report on Riversweep. Why I Give by Louise Hassenplug.
Spring 2012 Newsletter
CRF Newsletter from March 2012
July 2012 Newsletter
Fall 2012 Newsletter
Newsletter from September 2012 about Lake Wylie Riversweep, coal ash, update from Technical Programs Director, and Youth Kayaking program.
March 2013 E-News
Update from Director of Technical Programs Sam Perkins
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Update from Sam Perkins on CAFOs and sludge spreading, article by Board Chair Michael Lindsey about water quantity and planning ahead, coal ash update by Rick Gaskins, and upcoming events.
Summer 2013 Newsletter
Recap of the Spider Lily Tour, coal ash settlement, flooding, sewage spills, medicine drops, and Aveda Earth Month Campaign.
Fall 2013 Newsletter
Contains articles featuring fall cleanups, the summer youth education and kayaking program, EarthShare NC, the Rubber Duck Race, Operation Medicine Drop, coal ash litigation, and water quantity.
2014 Winter Spring Newsletter
Volunteer spotlight, film festival, CAFO work, upcoming evetns
2014 Summer Newsletter
Summer youth education and kayaking program, Riverkeeper Update, volunteer spotlight, and more
Fall 2014 Newsletter
Cleanups, Riverkeeper Update, New Mountain Island Lake Lakekeeper, Rubber Duck Race, Volunteer Spotlight
Winter 2015 Newsletter
Aerial monitoring of CAFOs, New Lake Wylie Lakekeeper, Riverkeeper Update, Mooresville area Covekeeper training, Volunteer Spotlight, Film Festival
Summer 2015 Newsletter
Includes a letter from new Executive Director Emilee Syrewicze, Riverkeeper Update, report on spring cleanups, the Spider Lily Eco-Tour, and announcements about the summer youth education and kayaking program, Annual Meeting, Rubber Duck Race.
Fall 2015 Newsletter
Drought update, Riverkeeper report, introduction to new Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Lauren Kim, report on Covekeeper social, Aveda Earth Month, River Week, and fall cleanup announcements
Spring 2016 Newsletter
Coal ash pond classifcations, Riverkeeper update, upcoming events, new Water Watchers trained, new office, and more!
Summer 2016 Newsletter
Upcoming events, cleanup recaps, CREEK program, coal ash update, Planned Giving introduction, and more!
Fall 2016 Newsletter
Education program expansion, Lake Wateree volunteer resurgence, sediment/erosion issues update, amoeba update, and a look ahead at 2017.
Winter/Spring 2017 Newsletter
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