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Love Your River Earth Day Celebration

family riding Pontoon boat on pasquotank river


***In light of the public health concerns and guidance regarding canceling or postponing large gatherings in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Love Your River has been postponed to October 2, 2021. While we are very disappointed, health and safety is always our first priority. If any vendors, sponsors or others have questions specifically about Love Your River, please email***

***Please make plans to join us for this incredible event October 2, 2021!***


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, April 18, 2020 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm RESCHEDULED TO October 2, 2021.  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! Fishing gear, movie tickets, sailing lessons, gift certificates, and even a new kayak are among the many prizes. Join us for a full day of fun!

If you are interested in being a vendor or and exhibitor, for more information email

*Some water activities will have age restrictions.*

Green Saves Green presentation table with volunteerpasquotank county please recycle truck



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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



Students from Pasquotank, Camden, Perquimans, Chowan and Currituck counties are invited to participate in the following contests:

Teachers will select and submit up to 10 of the students’ best work from each grade level. Judges will select the top 10 for each grade from submissions received from all schools. The judges’ selections will be on display at the Love Your River event Fall 2021. Attendees will vote on winners. Prizes will be awarded in all grades. 

Teachers, we appreciate your help in encouraging your students to participate in this exciting community event where we will celebrate the beautiful waterways that are so important to our area.

For more information, please contact Marlene Greer at 252-330-2122 or Julie Robinson at 252-339-1437.



The Albemarle Sound area is uniquely positioned to become a model green region of the state.  Find out how you can help by emailing

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