N.C. Rep. joins Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper for aerial monitoring

Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell introduced N.C. Rep. Brian Farkas to aerial monitoring last week.

Last Friday, North Carolina Rep. Brian Farkas joined Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell for an aerial monitoring flight over Pitt County.

Sound Rivers’ Riverkeepers use these flights to monitor facilities from above, see our waterways from a different viewpoint and cover more ground than boat or driving allows. They routinely take off over the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds to monitor CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations), during rapid response in the aftermath of hurricanes or to investigate issues in places that are hard to access by land or water.

“It was great to have Rep. Farkas willing to come out and take the time to see what we do and how we monitor facilities to ensure our waterways are protected,” Howell said. “It shows his commitment to the environment and protecting eastern North Carolinians.”

Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper takes aerial photos of a CAFO during last week’s flight with N.C. Rep. Brian Farkas.