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

    • 06/18/2017
    • ? - 11:59 PM
    • William B. Umstead State Park

    The 2017 “Illustration Contest - Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park” 

    The goal of this contest is to showcase some of the wonders of our Park using graphic illustrations on displays at the Park Visitor Center and also on commemorative T-shirts and similar items to support our Park. For example, your illustration could be featured on this year's Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead!

    Illustrations (drawings) featuring or inspired by plants, animals, landscape or historic features within William B. Umstead State Park will be accepted.  

    Need ideas?  Perhaps consider an illustration of the birds in our Park, wildflowers, hiking trails, etc.

    Ideally submit your graphic illustration as an Illustrator file compatible with CS5, but we will accept EPS, JPG, TIP, or Photoshop.

    Multiple winners are possible.  Winning entries will receive:

    • Featured display at Park Visitor Center
    • May be featured as illustrations on items supporting the Park (e.g., T-shirts, canvas bags, note cards)
    • Receive a complementary gift of any item in which we use your graphic;
    • Receive a one-year household membership for The Umstead Coalition; and
    • Have their winning graphic posted on The Umstead Coalition website at http://umsteadcoalition.org

    Deadline for submissions: 11:59pm, Sunday, June 18, 2017

    After you fill out the registration form, you will be sent an e-mail with instructions on how to submit your digital illustration (eps, jpg or tif accepted).

    Rules and detailed information:

    /rules_waiver

    • 06/18/2017
    • ? - 11:59 PM
    • William B. Umstead State Park

    The 2017 “Photo Contest - Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park” Exhibit will feature photography of the PARK, ITS STRUCTURES AND NATURE so get out your cameras, pick out your best shots, and submit an entry to our contest.

    There are 3 contest categories for adult photography:

    o  Where are Your Footprints?(people doing Park activities, or evidence of people doing Park activities)

    o  Stories in Stone(remnants and structures of the Park history)

    o  In the Wild(Park flora and fauna)

    Youth photography (16 and under) will also have the three categories, but be judged together.

    All winning entries, including Honorable Mentions will be exhibited at the William B. Umstead Visitors Center. As many of the winning photos as possible will be featured in a 2016 Park calendar. Contest winners and honorable mention winners will:

    • Receive a complementary calendar;
    • Receive a one-year household membership for The Umstead Coalition; and
    • Have their winning photo posted on The Umstead Coalition website at http://umsteadcoalition.org

    Deadline for submissions: 11:59pm, Saturday, June 18

    Winners are encouraged to attend the exhibit reception, which is open to the public. The reception will take place on Saturday, August 26 from 2-4 p.m. in the William B. Umstead State Park Visitor’s Center, 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617.

    After you fill out the registration form, you will be sent an e-mail with instructions on how to submit your digital photo (jpg or tif accepted).

    Rules and detailed information:

    /photo_rules_waiver

    2016 photo contest Rules and Details.pdf

Past events

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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