River Rally - MAY 1ST, 1:00 pm Swift Island boat access, Lake Tillery Join us for a river rally. Our rivers and lakes are treasured natural resources that not only provide drinking water, but fishing, boating and recreational opportunities.
Show your support for clean water. You are invited to celebrate the river and its lakes and to support efforts to recapture the Yadkin River for the citizens of NC.
Bring your signs of support as we oppose Alcoa’s attempt to control our water. UNC-TV will be filming as the Yadkin Riverkeeper paddles down Lake Tillery for the finish of the 200+ mile Tour de Yadkin. Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs.
Sign Contest: Win $100 Bring your homemade signs to support clean water or demonstrate your opposition to Alcoa and their negative effects on the river and lakes. The person who creates the sign judged by Yadkin Riverkeeper staff as most creative and meaningful will win $100.
Paddlers & Boaters: You may paddle or cruise alongside the Riverkeeper during part of or all of his trip down Lake Tillery. The trip will begin at 9 am at Morrow Mountain State Park boat launch and continue 8 miles south down Lake Tillery to the Swift Island boat access, on 24/27.
Directions: On NC 24/27, East of Albemarle, where NC 24/27 goes over Lake Tillery, on the Montgomery County (eastern) side of the Lake. See a google map here.
The STARworks project advances the Central Park strategy of providing a focused means of growing and developing creative enterprises and individuals for placement in the downtowns of our small communities and to develop agricultural entrepreneurs to replace the farmers that are retiring. Job creation programming at STARworks is entrepreneurial in nature and designed to serve the creative, agricultural, and alternative energy sectors of our regional economy.
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Tours available 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 1:30pm