One-hundred, fifty miles of the Neuse River in 11 days — that’s what Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Oregon’s Rogue Riverkeeper Emily Bowes (as well as #FirstMateMiller and #AdventurePupCharlie) embarked on!
The kayakers launched from Smithfield Town Commons on Sept. 28 with a final destination of Glenburnie, near New Bern. Along the way, the encountered lots of adventures, including having to get off the river for a day due to the arrival of Hurricane Ian.
“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.”