Volunteer Spotlight: Cornelia McGee Anthony

Cornelia McGee- Anthony has been a dedicated volunteer for Sound Rivers in Nash and Edgecombe Counties for 7 years, connecting Keep America Beautiful volunteers with cleanup opportunities through Sound Rivers.  She has a longstanding personal commitment to public service and support of education that has led her to dedicate her time to many worthy organizations, including, but not limited to, the City of Rocky Mount Tree Power Advisory Board, the Tarboro in Bloom Committee, Communities in Schools and the Rocky Mount Salvation Army Red Kettle Program, in addition to her work with Keep America Beautiful/Sound Rivers.

Eastern North Carolina’s Waterways are incredibly important to Cornelia, a native of North Carolina who hails originally from Roanoke Rapids and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and ECU. Cornelia said that volunteering with Keep America Beautiful and Sound Rivers has provided an opportunity for her to contribute to the Twin Counties (Nash County and Edgecombe County), ensuring her community is a better place to live, conduct business, and raise a family. Cornelia explained that relaxing and enjoying the region’s clean and beautiful natural waterways is an important aspect of the community’s livability. Area rivers and streams offer us recreational and educational opportunities, not to mention drinking water. It is important we care for them, for current and future generations.

Cornelia has one son, Jaden Anthony, who is a rising 9th grader at Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School. They reside in Rocky Mount, NC. Thank you, Cornelia, for your dedication to clean water in North Carolina, and for all you do for your community!

Want to volunteer? Email volunteer@soundrivers.org to get involved!