YAR: 2019 Calendar of Events

We hope you can join the Young Allies of the River (YAR) for social, recreational, service, and learning events this year!

JAN 26 - Polar Plunge Fundraiser

Raise money for the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation by jumping into the Catawba River in January! See the details here.

Plunge at 1 PM at Riverside Marina. Post-Plunge Party immediately after at York Chester Brewing Co.

FEB 21 - Miniature Curling

7 PM at Lenny Boy Brewing

MAR 30 - 31 - Canoe and Camping Trip

Join the Riverkeeper for a guided paddle and camping trip at Congaree National Park! More info.

APR 25 - From Here to Beer: Greenway Edition

Explore a local waterway on the way to a local watering hole!

Join YAR members and special guests from Carolina Thread Trail, Clean Air Carolina, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services as we explore the Little Sugar Creek Greenway behind Park Road Shopping Center.
We'll learn from our partners about trails and land conservation, ozone gardens, and stream restoration projects. Then, we'll gather at Duckworth's on Park Road for dinner and drinks. What a great way to spend a spring evening!
Meet at Brandywine Rd. and Westfield Rd. at 6:30 PM.

MAY 18 - Moonlight Paddle

Paddle through the spider lilies under the moonlight! Details TBA.

JUN 19 - Plogging at Resident Culture

Plogging is the Swedish fitness craze that combines jogging with picking up litter. Last year, YAR plogged twice with the NoDa Brewing Run Club and ultimately prevented more than 1,400 pounds of trash from reaching local creeks!

Now, we're cleaning up the Plaza Midwood neighborhood with the Resident Culture Run Club!

Runners will be given gloves and trash bags to take with them as they run either 3 or 5 miles. There will be trash drop off and water stations along the way.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Help distribute gloves and trashbags, collect trash from drop off locations, and weigh the haul. If you're interested in helping, email hillary@catawbariverkeeper.org.

https://www.catawbariverkeeper.org/2019/06/04/yar-event-619-plogging-resident-culture-run-club/

Resident Culture | 6:30 PM

JUL 20 - From Here to Beer: Tubing Edition

Let's tube on the Catawba below the Lake Wylie Dam!

11 AM - Details TBA

AUG - River Week!

During River Week - the weeklong celebration of the Catawba River at local breweries - we'll be at various breweries spreading the word about the importance of clean water.

After all, good beer needs good water.

SEP 4 - Plogging at NoDa Brewing

Plogging is the Swedish fitness craze that combines jogging with picking up litter. Last year, YAR plogged twice with the NoDa Brewing Run Club and ultimately prevented more than 1,400 pounds of trash from reaching local creeks!

Runners will be given gloves and trash bags to take with them as they run either 3 or 5 miles. There will be trash drop off and water stations along the way.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Help distribute gloves and trashbags, collect trash from drop off locations, and weigh the haul. If you're interested in helping, email hillary@catawbariverkeeper.org.

NoDa Brewing Co. | 6:30 PM

OCT 24 - Pumpkin Carving

Get ready for Halloween with the Young Allies of the River! BYO pumpkin. Carving supplies provided. Kids welcome!

Pilot Brewing* | 6:30 PM

*Location tentative

NOV 16 - Macroinvertebrate Sampling

Count bugs with the Riverkeeper! Macroinvertebrates are indicators of a stream's health.

Location TBD | 11 AM

DEC 12 - Build-a-Boat Competition

In teams, participants will build minature boats with trash. The team whose boat can hold the most nickles wins!

Catawba Brewing* | 6:30 PM

*Location tentative

 

Events are FREE for YAR members and their first-time guests. Events are $8 for non-members. Exceptions may apply.

Not a member yet? Join here!