Come Celebrate the River

Watauga Riverkeeper Festival July 24

Appalachian Voices is hosting Watauga Riverkeeper Fest, an outdoor recreation celebration, July 24, at the Community Park in Valle Crucis, N.C. from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., rain or shine.

“Outdoor recreation is healthy, wonderfully fun, and leads to resource stewardship,” says Willa Mays, Appalachian Voices’ executive director. “We need to get more people outdoors and comfortable floating, fishing and bird watching, all of which will be represented at the Riverkeeper Festival.”

Our Watauga Riverkeeper, area business league members, and Appalachian Voices staff will be on hand providing floats, games for children, food and fun.

“We hope to raise awareness of the Watauga River and give people some hands-on experience with it,” said Donna Lisenby, Appalachian Voices’ Watauga Riverkeeper. “This is one of the best family-friendly floats on the river, and for those who have never been on the Watauga this is the perfect opportunity.”

Guests can bring their own flotation device or for a small fee rent or purchase one. A shuttle service will be provided to take floaters back to the park. Come enjoy a day at the park and celebrate the Watauga River!
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