kids approach weir VERY GOOD cropped****As of Saturday, 6/18
there are still a half-dozen openings for kids 9 to 13 years.*****

*** Youth workshop is FREE ***
***Call the WATR office at (828) 507-9144 ***

What: WATR and our partners are holding this workshop at the stone fishing weir located on the Tuckasegee River in Webster, NC.  The theme this year is

“Working Together to Preserve Cherokee Stone Fishing Weirs and River Cane.”

“weir”  (German) small dam —

We will divide into groups for hands-on experiences in aquatic biology, river science, and Native-American fish-weir culture.  Afterward, everyone will jump in the river and corral fish into a fish trap.  Kids are coming from day camps or as individuals.  Adults are invited to participate.   Max participants = 25 kids.

When:  Monday, 6/20  !!This coming week!!

  • Registration 9:00
  • WELCOME: 9:30
  • Rotate learning stations
  • LUNCH:  11:45
  • Fish Harvest
  • Release sickle fin redhorse fry (babies)
  • End  2:00 to 2:30

Where:  Backyard of the residence of Jim & Kate Allman at 3096 North River Road, Webster.
Lunch:  Bring your own healthy lunch — or make your own sandwiches PB&J, and more  (donation asked)
Wear:  “You will get wet!  Wear closed-toe running or gym shoes (no flip-flops) bring a towel in a backpack.  Change of clothes recommended.
Sign up now:  Contact Roger Clapp, WATR director, (828) 507-9144 or info@WATRnc.org

Rock weir from above

Rock weir from above

Two boys examine life in the river