Kinston gets a trash trap!Posted on August 10th, 2023
Partners and supporters take a photo with the newest trash trap, now installed on Adkin Branch in Kinston.
A crowd of city officials, staff, supporters and well-wishers came out for the installation of Sound Rivers’ fourth trash trap to be installed, this time on Adkin Branch in Kinston.
Kinston Mayor Dontario Hardy, Public Services Director Steve Miller, Mother Earth Brewing founder Trent Mooring, Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop, Sound Rivers Executive Director Heather Deck and Lincoln City Rising representative LaVerne McAllister spoke to the assembled crowd, each sharing how the trash trap contributes to a better Kinston, and communities downriver from Kinston, and their dedication to environmental stewardship.
Sound Rivers Volunteer Coordinator Emily Fritz wrapped up the speaking-segment of the festivities with a request for volunteers to help monitor and clean out the trash trap.
Sound Rivers Program Director Clay Barber and Kinston Public Services employees carried the trash trap — the first one made by board member Walker Knox’s company Mid-Atlantic Fabrication & Finishing — down to Adkin Branch before handing it off to waders-clad volunteers in the creek, including members of Lincoln City Rising, Mother Earth Brewing Vice President Matthew Hart and Sam.
The installation of this trap was supported by funding from the Mother Earth Foundation, Winston Family Foundation and Grady-White Boats.