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35 pounds netted in Kinston cleanout

Environmental, Litter-Free Rivers, Neuse River Watershed, Sound Rivers, Volunteer, Volunteers, Water Quality

Posted on December 7th, 2023

Volunteers from Mother Earth Brewing remove a felled tree from Adkin Branch in Kinston.

Mother Earth Brewing and Volunteer Coordinator Emily Fritz teamed up for a Kinston trash trap cleanout on Wednesday.

They removed 35 pounds of trash from the trash, but they didn’t stop there, Emily said.

“We noticed some additional litter further down the creek, so after cleaning out the trap we continued down the banks. There was a large, dead tree that had fallen into the creek and was blocking the trap. We were able to remove it to keep the trap and creek flowing smoothly,” Emily said.

Among the unusual finds captured by the trap on the creek running through the heart of Kinston were a bike helmet and some basketballs. Unfortunately, the usual was also found: lots of Styrofoam. The Kinston trash trap of is one of four installed on local waterways as part of Sound Rivers’ Litter-Free Rivers program.

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