Catawba River Wildlife Coalition

CRWC is a new chapter with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. You can join our chapter by going to – click on Donate Today, Become a New Member and select our chapter – Catawba River Wildlife Coalition. We need 35 members to charter. Our focus is Burke and Caldwell Counties, along the Catawba River. Up-to-date Info on Facebook

Upcoming Events

August 18, 11:00 am – Seed Packing Event at Foothills Conservancy
Sept 11, 10:00 am – Free Fun at the Falls (McGalliard Falls Park) – lunch, crafts, creek program
Sept 11, 6:00 pm – NCWF Awards Dinner – Our nominee will be recognized
Sept 18, 9:00 am – River Cleanup by Boat – start at Valdese Water Plant

Past Events/Meetings

November 8 – Pine Cone Bird Feeder and Ranger Rick Magazines
October 3 – River Cleanup by Boat
August 8 – River Cleanup by Boat
Apr 18 – Birding Outing at Valdese Lakeside Park – cancelled due to virus
Feb 5 – Program: Bog Turtles and More by Dennis Herman
Oct 19 – Roadside Cleanup Hwy 90 Collettsville – 9:00 at Rocky Springs Baptist Church
Sept 28 – River Cleanup by Boat
Sept 14 – Fun at the Falls (Great outdoors University Creek program for kids, Rick Pons – how to tie a fly)
August – Fish Attractors deployed by Eagle Scout, CRWC helped fund
July 11 – Squeak Smith, Resource Institute; NCWF – Let Em Spawn
April 10 – How do our Creeks get Restored? Johnny Wear, WPCOG and Beekeeping, Lisa Miller
April 3 – Butterfly Garden Created at Valdese Lakeside Park with Kellex Seating and Friends of the Valdese Rec ($52.55 spent of $175 current account used)
Feb 13 – How we Impact our Waters and Wildlife Habitats – Evan Crawley, Caldwell County Soil and Water Conservation District
Nov 14 – How NCWRC Manages Fish, Aquatic Animals & Water Access, Chris Wood
Oct 24 – CRWC Founders working with Kellex at VLP Cove Cleanup
Sept 27 – Meeting of Founders and Tara Moore to get started


President: Beth Heile, VP: Tom Kenney, Secretary and Treasurer: Roy Sweezy