Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Larry Baldwin urges citizens to contact their elected officials about current legislation that could have a detrimental impact on North Carolina's rivers, creeks and waterways.
People come from all over the world to live in and/or visit New Bern because of the Neuse and Trent Rivers along with their numerous tributaries. That's how New Bern was discovered over 300 years ago in 1710!
Surrounded by water, locals and visitors enjoy yachting, boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, water skiing, fishing, crabbing, scuba diving, jet skiing, snorkeling, wind surfing, tubing and anything else you can think of to do to enjoy our most wonderful natural resource.
If you want to continue to enjoy our waterways, please listen to what Larry Baldwin has to say about how you can make a difference to protect our waters.
There is current legislation in the North Carolina General Assembly — specifically House Bill 119, Senate Bill 781 and Senate Bill 709. If passed, Baldwin states, "these bills are going to have a very negative impact on our waters." He urges residents to contact North Carolina Representatives. For more details, click here.
Baldwin also mentioned that The United States Clean Water Act of 1972 is in jeopardy — which he said would cause a "serious problem in North Carolina and throughout the United States." Contact your state's representative and voice your opinion to make a difference here.
Baldwin and The Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Alissa Bierma, based in Raleigh, N.C., are working together with the Neuse RIVERKEEPER Foundation to help protect the Neuse River Basin.
Thank you, Larry, for sharing your thoughts on the current N.C. legislative issues.
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