Riverkeeper Reports: On the Tar-Pamlico

Jill address the crowd at ECU Sustainability’s event on Monday.

Outreach is part of Sound Rivers’ mission, and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell has been spreading the word across the watershed. Last week, Jill was invited to lunch and to give a presentation to the Greenville Garden Club. This week, she attended an event held at East Carolina University by ECU Sustainability. Paired with the documentary “Extinction,” narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Jill was on hand at the Black Box Theater for a screening of Sound Rivers’ 40th-anniversary documentary, “A Sound River.” A Q & A session followed.

“There were quite a few questions asked, and people seemed to be really engaged,” Jill said.

In addition to outreach, Jill has been heading up the launch of Sound Rivers’ year-round, monthly Swim Guide sampling. First results come out on Friday!

Jill spoke to the Greenville Garden Club last week about Sound Rivers’ work and issues facing the Tar-Pamlico River.