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Sound Rivers staff meets up for campus stormwater tour

Environmental, Neuse River Watershed, Sound Rivers, Stormwater Restoration Projects, Water Quality, Wetlands

Posted on May 9th, 2024

Program Director Clay Barber discusses the installation of a rainwater harvesting cistern with Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Katey Zimmerman and Executive Director Heather Deck.

With offices in Raleigh, New Bern and Washington, Sound Rivers’ staff is rarely in the same place at the same time. This week was the exception, as the entire Sound Rivers team met up at Wayne Community College for a day-long planning meeting. While much work was accomplished, staff was treated to tour of campus green stormwater infrastructure projects by Program Director Clay Barber. Clay has overseen three major projects at Wayne Community College: the reconstruction of a swale, installation of rainwater harvesting cistern and reconstruction of a wetland.

Clay Barber describes the recently completed renovation of this constructed wetland at Wayne Community College.
Sound Rivers staff stands on a walkway spanning a swale, used to control the flow of stormwater.
Part of the constructed wetland renovation; also a green heron (tiny, flying at center top) and many other bird species frequent the constructed wetland.

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