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

Event Calendar

04/22/2017

REGISTER - 2017 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead



Upcoming events

    • 08/02/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • William B. Umstead State Park

    The focus of this service day will be working on the kitchen ceiling, sanding and repairing the historic mess hall tables and benches.  Weather permitting, we will also polyurethane 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 polyurethane, 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 managers. We anticipate about 10 to 20 volunteers.

    • 08/21/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Reedy Creek Parking Lot, Umstead State Park (off Harrison Ave)
    • 50

    We will have eclipse viewing glasses donated by Friends of State Parks.  Because the sun cannot be viewed directly without eclipse glasses (except for the few moments of totality), everyone who wants to watch it's progress will need these special glasses. And, we will have a telescope with a solar lens. 

    You will need to pre-register to guarantee glasses.  You can sign-up your family members by indicating the number guests.

    Please try to car pool so everyone has a parking space.

    In Raleigh, coverage will start around 1:30pm and be 93 percent at 2:45 p.m. The eclipse ends about 4 p.m.

    Allow time to park and get your glasses. We will start handing out the glasses at noon for those who signed up.

    • 09/11/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • William B. Umstead State Park

    We are seeking task leaders to help with this service day.  This will be part of a larger 9/11 service day project.  If you have worked at this project on a past service day and can help us by being a task leader, please come early to help set-up and be assigned a task to supervise.

    We will be continuing to stabilize the rock-lined side slopes by laying new, large footer rocks, an innovative side slope holder to help keep the rocks in place. PLUS planting native muhly grass on the side slopes.

    We will also be doing some weeding and maintenance in the butterfly gardens.

    Bring your work gloves if you have them.  But, we also have gloves. The Umstead Coalition will provide lunch, snacks and water. 

    This project is providing several environmental and user benefits, including:  reduced runoff volume and intensity of stormwater runoff (as well as treatment of sediment and nutrient pollutants) due to the infiltration into special soil media and plants installed in the medians. The trees and shrubs will provide much needed shade in the hot, steamy parking lot.  The shade will reduce the temperature of the storm water and reduce the thermal impact to the downgradiant Park streams. More details: forested rain garden

Past events

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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