This year has sped by, and as we look toward the end of 2018, we want to thank you for all you do to preserve our region’s waterways! Your support of Sound Rivers and our three Riverkeepers means together we can build a clean water future for North Carolina.
In 2018, Sound Rivers staff completed more than 50 pollution investigations, informed you about the quality of your rivers by collecting more than 400 water samples, and mobilized hundreds of volunteers at eight river cleanups that removed more than eight tons of trash from your waterways. We launched new programs to increase access to and understanding of your waterways, including our summer sampling program, Swim Guide. We responded immediately after Hurricane Florence devastated our region, assessing the threats to streams and rivers and keeping the public informed about flooding conditions and pollution concerns. Our work with NC leaders continued, as we advocated for legislation that would better protect your natural resources.
As always, we’re a resource for you. If you have a concern about our waterways, we can answer questions, find answers, and follow through. We hope that, if you haven’t already, you’ll make a special year-end contribution to keep your RIVERKEEPERS on the water, in the air, and on the land, fighting for your water in 2019.