Sound Rivers Board

Shannon Arata

Shannon Arata was initially introduced to Sound Rivers during her first summer living in North Carolina, back when the organization was comprised of the Neuse River Foundation and Pamlico-Tar River Foundation.

As an environmental attorney and adjunct professor at Duke Law School, Shannon has spent a good amount of time working on projects in the Neuse River basin, and specifically on riparian buffer matters. “It’s a beautiful basin worth protecting for current and future generations,” she said.

When not working, she’s tending to her small “farm” of rescue cats, working on projects around the house or taking advantage of all the Triangle has to offer.

She said her focus is protecting North Carolina’s natural resources, so Sound Rivers’ mission is very much in line with her own.

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