The Umstead Coalition
Dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek natural area

Events

Celebrate Your Park since 1934 ! 

Upcoming events

    • 07/19/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh
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    Come learn the status the RDU Airport's current plans to destroy the natural trails at Lake Crabtree Park to office buildings, and allow a new quarry on the Odd Fellows Tract adjacent to Crabtree Creek and Umstead State Park.  YES, they still want to proceed!

    We have a better solution:  RDU Forest.  We believe a 50 mile trail center would achieve long lasting environmental and community benefits, as well as be the best path forward in supporting the RDU Airport.  Learn the issues and what you can do to help us, the Wake County Commissioners, and others to protect the Crabtree Creek watershed, Umstead State Park, and provide a long-lasting community asset and Tourist destination to the RDU airport. 

    Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public to attend. 

    Thurs, July 19, 7-9 PM (doors open 6:30pm)
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh

    More Information and to sign up via the Sierra Club Capital Group: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000002AzKPQA0



    • 08/11/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • William B. Umstead State Park
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    The “Capture the Spirit in William B. Umstead State Park” Exhibit features the winning photos from our 5th photo and 2nd Illustration contests.

    All winning entries, including Honorable Mentions, will be exhibited at the William B. Umstead Visitor Center. All the winning photos and illustrations are featured in a 2019 Park calendar.

    We like to thank JW Image Labs for photo printing of the winning photos.   

    The exhibit reception is open to the public. The reception will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. in the William B. Umstead State Park Visitor’s Center, 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617.

    Awards Recognition Program will be from 2:30-3pm.

    • 09/11/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • William B. Umstead State Park
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     This event is part of the larger "September 11" workday being co-sponsored by Activate Good.  We except two shifts of volunteers: 10-1pm and 12:30-3:30pm with lunch at 12:30pm for both groups. 

    The focus for this service day will include working on the kitchen ceiling, as well as sanding and repairing the historic mess hall tables and benches. 

    Help us restore Sycamore Mess Hall so it can be open for public use for the first time in almost 30 years. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA), The Sycamore Mess Hall first opened to the public in 1937.

    Guarantee you will feel a great sense of satisfaction after what you accomplish on this work day! 

    The Umstead Coalition will provide lunch, snacks and water. 

    We will have gloves.  Dress appropriate for painting, scraping, and cleaning.  Service day goes rain or shine, warm or cold.

    We recognize you may only be able to attend for part of the day -- we'd love to have help for whatever time you can participate. 

    Note:  we cross post this event at a couple event sites. We anticipate about 20 to 40 volunteers.

Past events

06/23/2018 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration -June 23 (Saturday)
06/16/2018 Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday June 16, 8:30am-noon
06/10/2018 2018 Illustration Contest, Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park
06/10/2018 2018 Photography Contest, Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park (submit by June 10; reception August 11)
06/09/2018 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration -June 9 (Saturday)
06/06/2018 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration -June 6 (Wednesday)
05/31/2018 Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Thursday, May 31, 1-5pm
05/23/2018 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration -May 23 (Wednesday)
05/19/2018 Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, May 19, 10am-3pm
05/12/2018 Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, May 12, 10am-3pm
05/05/2018 Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, May 5, 10am-3pm
05/05/2018 Pollinator Plant Sale- Mini Auction, T-shirt sale! Support Umstead State Park, May 5 2018
04/28/2018 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration -April 28 (Saturday)
04/21/2018 REGISTER - 2018 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead (on-line registration closed, can register on site Fri 5-7pm, Sat 8-9am)
04/21/2018 VOLUNTEER - 2018 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead. Volunteer for Event day April 21
03/28/2018 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration -March 28 (Wednesday)
02/17/2018 Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, February 17, 10am-3pm
02/10/2018 Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, February 10, 10am-3pm
12/02/2017 Streamwatch-Richland Creek- BIG SWEEP, Saturday December 2
11/11/2017 Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, Nov 11, 10am-3pm
11/04/2017 RDU Forest - Celebrating a Step Forward in Trail Preservation
10/28/2017 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration - October 28 (Saturday)
10/14/2017 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration - October 14 (Saturday)
10/07/2017 Streamwatch-Richland Creek- BIG SWEEP, Saturday Oct 7
09/27/2017 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration - September 27 (Wednesday)
09/11/2017 Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Monday, September 11, noon-3pm
09/11/2017 Service Day-Task leaders needed- Forested Rain Garden-Monday, September 11
08/26/2017 Special Reception/ Exhibit - August 26 (2-4pm) Award Ceremony for 2017 Photography Contest - Capture the Spirit in William B. Umstead State Park
08/21/2017 Solar Eclipse
08/02/2017 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration - August 2 (Wednesday)
07/10/2017 HELP SAVE RDU's Forested lands - RDU Airport "Vision 2040" Public Workshop, Monday July 10
06/28/2017 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration - June 28 (Wednesday)
06/18/2017 2017 Photography Contest, Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park (submit by June 18; reception August 26)
06/18/2017 2017 Illustration Contest, Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park
06/17/2017 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration - June 17 (Saturday)
05/20/2017 Service Day-- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, May 20
05/13/2017 Service Day-- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, May 13
05/13/2017 Pollinator Plant Sale- Support Umstead State Park
05/08/2017 Inside Out Sports is hosting a Member Appreciation Night
04/22/2017 REGISTER - 2017 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
04/22/2017 VOLUNTEER - 2017 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
04/01/2017 Streamwatch-Richland Creek
12/03/2016 Streamwatch-Richland Creek, Saturday December 3
10/22/2016 RESCHEDULED to OCT 22. Streamwatch-Richland Creek- BIG SWEEP, Saturday Oct 22
10/20/2016 RDU Airport Authority VOTE on RDU Master Plan
10/11/2016 RDU Airport "Vision 2040" Public Workshop
09/10/2016 Sycamore Mess Hall Restoration - September 10 (Saturday)
09/09/2016 Service Day-- Forested Rain Garden-Friday, September 9
08/06/2016 Special Exhibit - August 6 (2-4pm) Award Ceremony for 2016 Photography and Graphic Contests, Capture the Spirit in William B. Umstead State Park
07/27/2016 Sycamore Mess Hall -- restore benches and tables - July 27 (Wednesday)
06/18/2016 Sycamore Mess Hall -- restore benches and tables - June 18 (Saturday)
06/11/2016 Photography Contest, Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park (submit by June 11; reception August 6)
05/25/2016 Sycamore Mess Hall -- restore benches and tables - May 25 (Wednesday)
05/07/2016 Sycamore Mess Hall -- restore benches and tables - May 7 (Saturday)
04/30/2016 Service Day-- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday April 30
04/27/2016 Sycamore Mess Hall -- restore benches and tables - April 27 (Wedesday)
04/16/2016 REGISTER - 2016 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
04/06/2016 VOLUNTEER - Wednesday, April 6, Tents to site for Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
04/02/2016 VOLUNTEER - Saturday, April 2, Registration Event Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
03/19/2016 Sycamore Mess Hall -- restore benches and tables - March 19 (Saturday)
03/05/2016 Streamwatch-Richland Creek
02/24/2016 Sycamore Mess Hall -- restore benches and tables - February 24 (Wednesday)
02/19/2016 Service Day-- Forested Rain Garden- Friday, February 19
01/30/2016 Service Day-Plant Vegetation, lay river rock -- Forested Rain Garden- Rescheduled to January 30
01/26/2016 Tuesday Jan 26 - Service Day-Plant Vegetation, lay river rock -- Forested Rain Garden
01/21/2016 Service Day-Plant Vegetation, lay river rock -- Forested Rain Garden
01/16/2016 Sycamore Mess Hall -- restore benches and tables - January 16 (Saturday)
01/15/2016 Illustration Contest, Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park
01/02/2016 Virtual tour of state parks to launch 2016 centennial
12/30/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- sanding thon - December 30 (Wednesday)
12/05/2015 Streamwatch-Richland Creek
11/07/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - November 7 (Saturday)
10/28/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - October 28 (Wednesday)
10/10/2015 Streamwatch-Richland Creek
10/03/2015 Streamwatch-Umstead State Park
09/26/2015 Company Mill Hike
09/25/2015 Photo Artist Reception - Page Walker Hotel
09/24/2015 Page-Walker Historic Preservation Program
09/09/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - September 9 (Wednesday)
08/08/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - August 8
08/05/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - August 5
08/01/2015 Special Exhibit - August 1 (2-4pm) Award Ceremony for 2015 Photography Contest, Footprints in William B. Umstead State Park
07/15/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - July 15
06/27/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - June 27
06/11/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - June 11
05/30/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall Celebration - May 30
05/27/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - May 27
05/23/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - May 23
05/20/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - May 20
05/16/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - May 16
05/02/2015 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project - May 2
04/18/2015 VOLUNTEER - 2015 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead (Dates include: 4/10, 4/11, 4/12, 4/15, 4/16, 4/17, and 4/18/2015)
04/18/2015 Military Discount (special code required) - 2015 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
04/18/2015 REGISTER - 2015 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
03/28/2015 Streamwatch-Richland Creek
03/06/2015 Photography Contest, Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park (submit by June 13; reception August 1)
03/03/2015 Join Governor McCrory in Supporing NC State Parks
12/11/2014 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project
12/06/2014 Streamwatch-Richland Creek
11/18/2014 Trail Rerouting -- November 18, Umstead State Park Service Project
11/15/2014 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project
11/14/2014 Trail Rerouting -- November 14, Umstead State Park Service Project
11/08/2014 Company Mill -- Joe Grissom Talk and optional hike William B. Umstead State Park
11/01/2014 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project
10/30/2014 Trail Rerouting -- Service Project
10/25/2014 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project
10/18/2014 Sycamore Mess Hall -- Service Project
10/16/2014 Trail Rerouting -- Service Project
10/04/2014 Streamwatch-Umstead State Park
09/06/2014 Special Exhibit - September 6 (2-4pm) Award Ceremony for 2014 Photography Contest, Footprints in William B. Umstead State Park
07/12/2014 Photography Contest, Footprints in William B. Umstead State Park
04/12/2014 REGISTER - 2014 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
04/12/2014 VOLUNTEER - 2014 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
12/07/2013 Streamwatch-Richland Creek
12/07/2013 Streamwatch-Richland Creek
11/02/2013 Stain-A-Thon, Umstead State Park
04/20/2013 VOLUNTEER - 2013 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
04/20/2013 REGISTER - 2013 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
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The Umstead Coalition is dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Natural Area.
 
The Umstead Coalition, PO Box 10654, Raleigh, NC  27605 (919) 852-2268   
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