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Trip Boyer

Trip Boyer first found out about Sound Rivers when a mining company started making plans to dump millions of gallons of fresh water per day into the brackish Blounts Creek, where he and his family spend much of their warm-weather time.

Self-proclaimed basically “water rats,” the Boyers stumbled upon the Tar-Pamlico when they were looking for a new place to vacation and instantly fell in love with the area. Trip said he’s been following both Swim Guide and Sound Rivers’ work for years and wanted an opportunity to make a more significant contribution.

“Improving water quality for both our current enjoyment and future generations is critical to my mind. I don’t need to tell Sound Rivers members about the importance of our rivers, of course. So much of the quality of our lives, our communities, and the heritage we hope our kids and grandkids will enjoy all depend on the health of our rivers,” Trip said.

When not fishing, boating, kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding and swimming on the Tar-Pamlico and Blounts Creek, Trip, wife Leah and daughters Lillian and Jane reside in Chapel Hill. A lawyer by training, Trip works for Palo Alto Networks, a cyber security company.

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