Riverkeeper Learning Series

  • Mar 23 - Apr 14, 2023
  • Various

    McAdenville, North Carolina 28101
Ticket Price Free Register Now

Join us for this year's Riverkeeper Learning Series sponsored by Xylem!


Each month we host a different event to explore the interconnectedness of water with the world around us. All events are FREE thanks to Xylem.


CANCELLED - February 11 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM | @ Confluence in Cramerton

February's event will be all about Legislative Updates and what's going on in the world of water and policy! After the recent elections, we want you to know what they could mean for clean water and the state of the river. Our Policy Manager, Ryan Carter, will be sharing these updates and talking about how you can help. Located at Confluence in Cramerton, NC, our newest location, the taproom will be open for purchases during the program. 


Environmental Career Panel

March 23 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM | Virtual Event via Zoom

Sign up for our 3rd annual Environmental Career Panel! Specialists in the environmental industry join us to discuss how they arrived on their current career path. The event is open to any and all ages! Whether you're exploring your career options for the first time or looking to make a career change, this event is for you. 

Our 2023 Panelists:

  • Jake McLean - Senior Water Resources Engineer with Wildlands Engineering
  • Taylor Mebane - Environmental Specialist III with Mecklenburg County's Storm Water Services
  • Erin Katzner - President and CEO of Carolina Raptor Center
  • Ryan Carter - Policy Manager with Catawba Riverkeeper


Let's Talk Macros! - Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

April 14 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM | @ The River Room in McAdenville

Did you know that dragonflies begin their lives underwater, and that mayflies do too?  Join us to learn about aquatic macroinvertebrates and how we use them as bioindicators to help determine the quality of local waterways. Our Northern Watershed Manager, Grant Buckner, specializes in aquatic macroinvertebrates and will lead this workshop. Walking us through testing techniques, macroinvertebrate identification, how we specifically use macros for testing and more! We will have specimens for you to view and hope to have an opportunity for you to check out some live macros in our classroom. The bar will be open during this event, and participants are welcome to purchase beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available).


Mark your calendars for the following, registration to open soon!:

Crowders Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour

May 20 | 9:00AM ~ 10:30AM | @ Crowders Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Gastonia

Date & Time

Mar 23 - Apr 14, 2023

Venue Details


McAdenville, North Carolina 28101 Various
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

We educate and advocate to protect the Catawba-Wateree River Basin’s lakes, rivers and streams for everyone who depends on and enjoys them.

Thank you for your interest and support of the Catawba Riverkeeper, a 501c3 organization. 

The Catawba-Wateree River Basin encompasses 26 counties, 8900 miles of waterways, 5000 square miles of land and a 225 mile stretch of continuous river from Lake James in NC to Lake Marion in SC.

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