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Love Your River Celebration

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Love Your River logoCelebrate our beautiful rivers and discover their interesting history!  Join us for the Green $aves Green: Love Your River, a free family-friendly event.  Learn about “Fifty Ways to Love Your River” and have a lot of fun too!  Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Love Your River will encourage people to enjoy our waterways, learn why waterways and water quality are important, and discover ways to protect them.


Did you know that our area is uniquely half-land and half-water?  Clean waterways are a benefit to us all.  Learn how you can help keep our rivers clean and healthy while enjoying safe recreation and life near beautiful and historic waterways. 

Activities and Exhibits

Exhibits will be on the Museum of the Albemarle portico, the museum front lawn and in the adjacent waterfront parks. Kids can paint their own t-shirt, play Giant Jenga, enjoy a bounce house, and more. Kids - and adults, too! - can experience the journey of a water droplet, discover microplastics in the sand, and detect how long it takes different materials to biodegrade in water. Plus, expect some great door prizes! A new kayak and paddle, a sailing class, gift certificates, an ECSU scholarship, and more will be awarded. Join us for a full day of fun! 

*Some water activities will have age restrictions.* Some activities may be modified in the interest of COVID safety.*

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This is a great time to plan a weekend getaway to Elizabeth City!  Run, cycle and explore, then kick back and relax. Check out our locally-owned shops and restaurants, explore family fun, or find your own water adventures by renting a kayak to get out on the water.  

For a complete list of all events click here



Elizabeth city harbor of hospitality boats on the waterfrontWe have some fabulous B&Bs and hotels so you can get some rest after your fun-filled days on the river.  Stay the night or spend the weekend to enjoy all the events going on the weekend of Love Your River. 

To see a complete list of our hotels and B&Bs, click here


Love Your River is organized by Green $aves Green. G$G is a regional, all-volunteer environmental action group formed in 2017. They believe the Albemarle Region is uniquely positioned to become the model green region of NC. They are working with friends, neighbors, and local decision-makers to build support for their shared vision.  Find out how you can help by emailing

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