Wetlands a hot topic at Brewery 99 meetup

Environmental, Events, Neuse River Watershed, Outreach, Sound Rivers, Volunteer, Volunteers

Posted on May 9th, 2024

Volunteer Coordinator Emily Fritz and Water Quality Specialist Taylor Register made a toast to Sound Rivers supporters last Friday night at a Member/Volunteer Appreciation Night at Brewery 99 in New Bern.

“We probably had about a dozen people there. We had some folks who are Swim Guide volunteers, and then we had some folks who have been members for a long time, so it was really cool to bring them all together and have them meet one another,” Emily said.

Wetlands, however, were the hot topic of the evening.

“We talked a lot about the importance of them and how protections have been cut back. Everyone had different knowledge of that topic, so it was good to hear everyone’s views on it and let them know how Sound Rivers is working to protect them,” she said.

According to Emily, Brewery 99 is an ideal space to hold such events: it’s spacious, there’s great food and a wider audience with which to share Sound Rivers’ work.

“It’s always great to have it in that space and there are other people that we can talk to about what Sound Rivers is doing. You know, it makes sense — if you love beer, you should love clean water,” she said.

Sound Rivers’ next member/volunteer appreciation event is Saturday, May 11, at Clouds Brewing in Raleigh. Find out more about it here!

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