Cross-posted from Appalachian Voices
Last year’s Riverkeeper Festival included events such as:
Watauga River & Valle Crucis Park photos by Megan Naylor
The Appalachian Mountains are some of the oldest and most biodiverse in the world. Freshwater streams like our own Watauga River have more species of salamanders, crayfish, and freshwater mussels than anywhere else on the planet!
At Appalachian Voices, we are committed to protecting the land, air, and water of the central and southern Appalachians. This summer, we want to show people what a wonderful resource we have in our own community, and why we should protect it.
Through the Watauga Riverkeeper Festival, we want people to recognize the important link between outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship. The event will include games and activities for children and families, including nature walks, fly fishing demonstrations, relay races, field games, and (if the water level is adequate) a float down the Watauga River. The goal of the festival is to provide a place for people to come celebrate, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors.
Be sure to check out the cool river critters on the Front Porch Blog!
The Watauga Riverkeeper Festival seeks to involve as many local businesses and vendors as possible. The festival is a great opportunity to promote the visibility of your business – and it will be a lot of fun!
If you are interested in setting up a table, selling goods, or facilitating an activity at the 2011 event, contact:
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