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


Aug 24 – 5:00 pm – Fly Fishing Demo at McGalliard Falls Park

Aug/Sept – River Clean-up by Boat

Sept 12 – 11:00 am – Fun at the Falls at McGalliard Falls Park

Past Events/Meetings

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: Tom Kenney, VP: Beth Heile, Secretary: Evan Crawley, Treasurer: Roy Sweezy