Jr. Civitans meet New Bern trash trap

Environmental, Sound Rivers

Posted on May 11th, 2023

A leech was one of the more interesting finds in Duffyfield Canal last Saturday.

The New Bern trash trap got a clean-out last weekend, courtesy of members of the Craven Early College High School’s Junior Civitans Club. Club members joined Sound Rivers Volunteer Coordinator Emily Fritz and Water Quality Specialist Taylor Register to empty the trash out of the Duffyfield Canal trash trap, the second of three trash traps installed on waterways throughout the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds as part of Sound Rivers’ Litter-Free Rivers program (formerly called the Trash Trout program).

“The students were super enthusiastic and ready to help,” Emily said, adding that they did have some interesting finds, including three pairless shoes and a leech.

Got some extra time? Volunteer with the Litter-Free Rivers program! Email Emily at today.

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