Dog Days an educational adventure

Education, Environmental, Events, Neuse River Watershed

Posted on May 16th, 2024

Treats factored in the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park Dog Days.

Sound Rivers Volunteer Coordinator Emily Fritz celebrated National Dog Day with a dog walk through Cliffs of the Neuse State Park last Saturday.

Sponsored by the Wayne County Public Library in Goldsboro, Emily and Reference Librarian Rachel Kuehl welcomed dogs, and dog owners to the park.

Participants in Cliffs of the Neuse State Park’s Dog Days celebration.

“It’s a great opportunity for folks, and their dogs, to get out in the park and on the Neuse and learn a little bit more about the watershed they live in,” Emily said. “We talked a little bit about the cool aspects of Cliffs of the Neuse — the formation, the overall health of the river and when someone brought up how a heavy rain will flood the trails, that was a great segue into the importance of wetlands and the rollbacks of those protections.”

While the information made an impression on participants, one participant also made an impression on Emily: “I mean, all dogs are cute, but I think the cutest one was Delilah. She was only three months old, and she was so excited to be there, jumping around all over the place.”

Emily also shared that pet owners can be proactive about water quality by picking up after their dogs, and how Swim Guide can be a resource if their dogs like to go for a swim in local waterways.

Delilah was very excited to be touring Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.

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