About Yadkin Riverkeeper®

Yadkin Riverkeeper seeks to respect, protect and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin through education, advocacy and action.  We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization, funded by individuals and foundations who share our commitment to creating a clean and healthy river that sustains life and is cherished by its people.

Yadkin Riverkeeper seeks to accomplish the following:

  • Sustain a RIVERKEEPER© program
  • Measurably improve water quality
  • Re-establish native biodiversity
  • Preserve and enhance the forest canopy
  • Bring legal action, if necessary, to enforce state and federal environmental laws
  • Teach and practice a "river ethic" of ecological respect to all ages

Yadkin Riverkeeper is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a united voice and to champion clean water issues around the world.  Waterkeeper Alliance seeks to protect fishable, swimmable and drinkable waterways worldwide.

Yadkin Riverkeeper is a member organization, with memberships starting at just $25.  We welcome you to join us in protecting the Yadkin River for ourselves, our children and future generations.


“We appreciate the Yadkin Riverkeeper's efforts to protect and preserve this important natural resource and the communities that rely on it for its recreational value, drinking water source, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty.”

--G. Alan Farmer, EPA Region IV Director, January 17th, 2012

Report by the Numbers 2008-2013

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