SHARING VISIONS OF THE CAPE FEAR RIVER
Joint Annual Meeting of the
Cape Fear River Assembly and
Cape Fear River Partnership
May 15 – 16, 2014
Events on Front in Downtown Wilmington
The Meeting is FREE, But Space is Limited!
This promises to be an important basin-wide forum for those concerned with the future of the Cape Fear River. Join us as we share findings and experiences on topics such as socio-economic issues, fish passage, habitat conservation, water quality and communication.
This meeting will be of interest to government officials, researchers, educators, practitioners, government resource agencies, and anyone who has an interest in the future of the Cape Fear River. This event will connect our common interests within North Carolina’s largest watershed. This two-day meeting will provide the latest information about:
Water quality conditions and trends
Fish passage and habitat
Socioeconomic issues and research
Fracking and public policy
Ways to communicate our vision of the river
The conference will feature informative talks and panels; along with networking opportunities, and educational exhibits. In addition, an eco-tour of Greenfield Lake will be offered on May 16th.
Thursday May 15, 2014
- 8:30 – 12:45 Cape Fear River Partnership Meeting
9:30 – 12:45 Cape Fear River Assembly Board Meeting
1:00 – 5:00 Educational Sessions
Friday May 16, 2014
- 8:00 – 9:00 Networking breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 Educational Sessions
1:00 – 4:00 Educational Field Trip
This represents the first joint annual meeting of the Cape Fear River Assembly and Cape Fear River Partnership. We are combining our annual meetings to ensure greater coordination of efforts to protect our Cape Fear River. We invite anyone with an interest in the river to come to the event.
Founded in 1973, the Cape Fear River Assembly (CFRA) includes members from the Triad to the coast. A 39-member Board of Directors representing industry, academia, agriculture, government, and conservation interests from the entire river basin governs CFRA. CFRA’s mission is to promote high quality of life for residents of the Cape Fear River basin by encouraging proper water and land management. Our goal is to bring together key stakeholders from the state’s largest and most developed watershed – to form a common vision for future water quality and quantity management
The Cape Fear River Partnership was formed in 2011 with a vision of a healthy Cape Fear River for fish and people. The partnership’s mission is to restore and demonstrate the value of robust, productive, and self-sustaining stocks of migratory fish in the Cape Fear River. Building on the momentum of the newly constructed fish passage at Lock & Dam #1, this partnership of key federal, state, local, academic, and other organizations in the region is working together on this multi-year action plan. Using a broad range of tools and capabilities, we seek to provide long-term, habitat-based solutions for the most pressing challenges for migratory fish.
Registration for the conference is free, but space is limited. We encourage you to register early to make sure we have adequate seating and resources for everyone.
To Attend Conference Register Now
FRIDAY AFTERNOON FIELD TRIP
An eco-tour of Greenfield Lake will be offered for free by Cape Fear River Watch at 1 pm on May 16th. Box lunches will be available for those wishing to participate in the afternoon eco-tour. Transportation to Greenfield Lake after the conclusion of the conference will be an individual’s responsibility.
You will be sent information about this field trip after registration.
SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION SPACE
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are now available.
We invite organizations and businesses with a common mission to set up an exhibit during the meeting. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please contact:
Dawn York (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 910-612-1152)
The CFRA has sponsorship opportunities at three donation levels. For those interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact
Lisa Moeller (email@example.com; phone: 919-223-0083)
Because we are not holding the meetings in a hotel there is no official lodging designated. Instead we suggest the following hotel which is close to the meeting facility:
Courtyard Wilmington Downtown
229 North 2nd Street
Many other lodging options are available through commercial travel sites.
Parking can be found in the City of Wilmington 2nd Street parking deck at the corner of Chestnut and 2nd Street.