'Splash for Trash' makes a big splash on the Tar

Environmental, Sound Rivers

Posted on August 5th, 2021

Last Saturday, clean-water warriors gathered at Town Common in Greenville and took to the Tar for the third-annual Splash for Trash.

Hosted by Greenville Noon Rotary, and partnered by Sound Rivers, nearly 100 volunteers showed up with canoes, kayaks and boats to gather trash from the Tar River. Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Sound Rivers’ Executive Director Heather Deck joined the crews on the water, hauling in trash destined for the dump and not the banks and water of the Tar.

Howell said events like Splash for Trash are a way to not only clean up the waterways, but to promote their stewardship.

“They’re interacting with the river and they see its importance. You’re more likely to think about your own personal choices and stewardship of the environment, but also you’re realizing why we need to protect the place because it’s beautiful,” Jill said in a followup article by the Greenville Daily Reflector. You can read the full article here. 

Tap or click on the thumbnails below to see the Splash for Trash haul!

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