Splash for Trash nets big donation

Environmental, Sound Rivers

Posted on August 18th, 2022

Rotary member John Person handed Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell a donation of $1,600 at this week’s Rotary meeting in Greenville.

Greenville (noon) Rotary Club had Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell back to speak at their weekly meeting on Monday, and she walked away with a $1,600 donation.

“They presented us a very generous check for $1,600 from the proceeds of Splash for Trash, which they hosted in July,” Jill said. “We really appreciate all of the support provided by the Rotary Club to Sound Rivers, and also the wider community in Greenville.”

Sponsor donations are used to host the annual Tar River cleanup and the remaining proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The popular event nets plenty of volunteers and even more trash from the Tar.

“They have taken on organizing and executing the Splash for Trash, a major cleanup event that brings a lot of people together and brings awareness of all the litter problems on the Tar,” Jill said. “There’s a lot of different groups or causes that fit within the mission of Rotary, so we’re glad they’re so supportive of Sound Rivers and keeping the Tar River clean.”

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