People, Place, Participation

Strategies for healthy community waters with Andrew Fox

Andrew Fox is a professional landscape architect, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the College of Design, and NC State University Faculty Scholar.  Andrew is also the co-founder and co-director of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab, an interdisciplinary research and design initiative housed within the NC State College of Design that addresses critical ecological and community development challenges in coastal regions.

Andrew specializes in the development and management of high-performing public landscapes.  His teaching, research, and engagement efforts include the design, development, and study of urban landscapes, naturalized educational environments, low impact development strategies, and construction detailing and implementation.  These interests converge in the Landscape Architecture Design+Build Studio, an intensive, hands-on construction experience that Andrew teaches and directs.  Since he founded the studio in 2010, Design+Build projects have received numerous awards and have been published in multiple venues, including the PBS program, Quest: The Science of Sustainability.


The evening is generously sponsored by

The Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem

and hosted by
Yadkin Riverkeeper
Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Yadkin Riverkeeper logo

 Forsyth Creek Week
March 17-March 25, 2018


“Connect with our Waterways”

Mallard pair on Salem Creek

People, Place, ParticipationTuesday, March 20, 20187:00 pm - 9:00 pmJames A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium(900 Old Salem Road)

Creek Week Keynote & Exhibition 2018

Forsyth Creek Week offers us occasion to think about water and how we interact with it. We are all part of a watershed system, and in Forsyth County there are three river valleys into which our water flows: the Yadkin River, the Roanoke River, and the Cape Fear River Basins. The Yadkin River Basin supplies the drinking water for Winston-Salem.

The structure of Winston-Salem is the Muddy Creek drainage — a major part of the Yadkin watershed. History tells the city’s origin in the establishment of the Wachovia Tract by the Moravians in 1753. It was the vast water resource that attracted the Moravians, and Bishop Spangenberg recorded his impression of the land in 1753 as “richest in water of any place I have seen.”

With abundant water resources come responsibilities for landscape stewardship. Properly designed and built landscaping can be a most effective tool for managing stormwater, but only when the local community is involved. In this engaging talk, landscape architect Andrew Fox will show how combining the unique characteristics of people, place, and community participation can create innovative, responsible, and sustainable stormwater solutions that transform degraded and dysfunctional landscape spaces into celebrated community places.

Join Andrew Fox, a leading thinker and practitioner of sustainable landscape design. He will take you from raindrop to creek to river to sea with his engaging and inspirational message!

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is appreciated.  Please call 1-800-441-5305.

Prelude on the 1800 Tannenberg Organ
Scott Carpenter, Director of Music Programming

Reception & Exhibition follow the Lecture:

Local foods by Beta Verde 

Exhibition includes
Forsyth Audubon
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center
Forsyth Soil and Water Conservation District
Gateway Nature Preserve
Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful
Old Salem Gardens
Piedmont Environmental Alliance
Piedmont Land Conservancy
Sierra Club Foothills Group
Salem Lake of Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks
Treasure Trees of Forsyth County
Winston-Salem Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
Winston-Salem Stormwater/Erosion Control

Yadkin Riverkeeper