Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:30 p.m. @ The Piedmont Club - Dean Naujoks, Yadkin Riverkeeper Cost: $25 registration fee plus $20 for a prix-fixe meal consisting of salad, entree and dessert; sunset views are free! Dean Naujoks is the Yadkin Riverkeeper, employed by Yadkin Riverkeeper Inc. since the fall of 2008 to manage and implement a river advocacy program for the Yadkin Pee Dee River watershed in North Carolina that will keep it a healthy and vibrant river for residents and businesses in the long term. Yadkin Riverkeeper is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice and champion clean water for waterways and their communities worldwide. A longtime water quality advocate, Naujoks became the first Upper Neuse Riverkeeper in 2001 at the nonprofit Neuse River Foundation. His job there was to monitor conditions and advocate for protection of the Neuse River from Falls Lake to Goldsboro. He was appointed by Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker to serve on the joint government PCB Task Force to address PCB contamination in Crabtree Creek from Ward Transformer. A graduate of N.C. State, Naujoks created his own major in environmental policy and sustainable development. He also worked for the NC Wild Life Federation from 1991-1999. Dean Naujoks received American Rivers 2009 National "River Hero" Award. Naujoks will discuss what is the role of a Riverkeeper and the latest news about the well known dispute between environmentalist and ALCOA which has lead to the State of North Carolina revoking their Water Quality Permit.
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