Neuse River Rising

One-hundred, fifty miles of the Neuse River in 11 days — that’s what awaits Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell starting Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The adventure they’re calling the Neuse River Rising will taken them from Smithfield Town Commons to New Bern’s Lawson Creek Park by kayak.

“Neuse River Rising is about getting to know the river, inside and out — all of it — by being on the river and seeing it from a different perspective than most people are able to experience,” Sam said. “We’re also doing it to raise awareness about all the ways people can enjoy the river, all the unique and beautiful parts of it and, of course, the threats to water quality and all the species and people who rely on the river.”

Joining Sam and Jill on the trip is Oregon’s Rogue Riverkeeper, Emily Bowes, as well as adventure pups Charlie (Sam) and Miller (Jill).

Check back daily for their updates — it’s bound to be an adventure!

15 miles: Smithfield Town Commons to the Whitley’s land
15 miles: Whitley’s land to vicinity of Richardson Bridge
19 miles: Vicinity of Richardson Bridge to Waynesboro State Park, Goldsboro
10 miles: Waynesboro State Park to Highway 581 boat ramp
15 miles: Highway 581 boat ramp to Neuse River Trading campground, Seven Springs
17 miles: Seven Springs to Griffins’ land, west of Kinston
7 miles: Griffins’ land to Neuseway Nature Center, Kinston
0 miles: Neuseway Nature Center (off-water day)
25 miles: Neuseway Nature Center to Maple Cypress Road boat ramp, Grifton
11 miles: Grifton to Cow Pen Landing boat ramp, Vanceboro
15 miles: Cow Pen Landing to Lawson Creek Park, New Bern