Sound Rivers helps Hillsborough celebrate Creek Week

Education, Environmental, Events, Neuse River Watershed, Sound Rivers, Water Quality

Posted on March 28th, 2024

Sound Rivers Board President Catherine Kastleman and Secretary/Treasurer David Emmerling were on hand to celebrate Creek Week.

Hillsborough celebrated Creek Week March 16-23 with an entire week’s worth of environmentally-themed events. Sound Rivers was there to celebrate with them.

Sound Rivers Development Coordinator Jay Potter joined board members David Emmerling, Catherine Kastleman, Lindsay Savelli and Shannon Arata at a workday afterparty at Eno River Brewing. Earlier in the day, volunteers joined Hillsborough Stormwater and Environmental Services in spreading mulch and planting native plants in a new bioswale along the Riverwalk, turning a ditch into a rain garden.

New board member Lindsay Savelli.

The gathering at the taproom was an opportunity to share Sound Rivers’ work and mission with those who may not have heard of us before, according to Jay.

“We were asked several times if we were not ‘located further east near the coast,’ so we spent quite a bit of time explaining the sheer scope of the Neuse watershed — how large 23% of the state actually is — and that even that high up in the Neuse watershed, in Hillsborough, their nature-based stormwater projects impact water quality in the Neuse as a whole,” Jay said. “What happens upstream, flows downstream.”

Development Coordinator Jay Potter delivered the Sound Rivers decor!

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