Why I Give, A Conversation with Dr. Alan Craig

By Corinne Everett Belch, Director of Development

I recently had a conversation with Sound Rivers supporter Dr. Alan Craig. Alan generously donated the proceeds from the sale of a car to our organization and the NC Coastal Land Trust. His $15,500 donation will help Sound Rivers purchase a new truck to replace one of our aging vehicles.

When asked why he gives to Sound Rivers, Alan said, “The Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers belong to me and all others in Eastern NC. The rivers will be here forever, but if we don’t take care of them we’ll be in trouble.” Alan mentioned he is particularly concerned about the industrial hog operations in Eastern NC and the threat this industry poses to clean water. “I applaud Sound Rivers in filing a lawsuit against the industrial hog operator Murphy-Brown to compel them to comply with their agreement, now 11 years old, to address their ground and surface water contamination,” he said. “I have no desire to have ‘hog water’ for my use, who does?” Alan continued, “Sound Rivers’ work to monitor this region’s waterways and work with the community to identify and eliminate problems is sorely needed. The environment is the most important thing we can preserve, and that’s what you do.”

Thank you to Alan, and all our supporters, for helping us continue our work to preserve and protect the health and beauty of our watersheds!

 

 

PS – Remember, any contributions you make to Sound Rivers in April are MATCHED up to a total of $10,000!

Please consider a gift to help us meet our match – CLICK HERE to donate today, and thank you!