Earth Day Weekend River Cleanups Successful!

Sound Rivers, Volunteers

Posted on April 30th, 2018
Over Earth Day Weekend, hundreds of volunteers pulled over 2 tons of trash from across both the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins!
Bank of America employees worked with Sound Rivers to clean up the Neuse in Raleigh on Friday, April 20.

Bank of America employees with Sound Rivers’ Executive Director Heather Deck, and all the trash they collected from the Neuse!

Hundreds gathered in Greenville, Rocky Mount, Washington and Tarrboro for the Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Cup. Greenville took home the trophy again, pulling 988 pounds of trash from the Tar River! (Final totals for the challenge were: Rocky Mount got 710 pounds of garbage out, Tarboro 300 pounds, and Washington 260 pounds.)

A volunteer in Greenville heading in with an interesting find!

In New Bern, a group of volunteers worked diligently to pull trash from the Neuse and Trent rivers – finding one of the more interesting objects of the day!

The most interesting find from the New Bern Cleanup!

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