>Announcing the 10th Annual Neuse River Cleanup

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The Neuse RIVERKEEPER® Foundation invites the community to come out for a day of environmental stewardship, community enrichment and fun.  This is a chance for people to roll up their sleeves, get muddy for a cause, and have a positive impact on the beauty of their community.

Please join us–along with the more than 300 people already registered–as we celebrate a decade of work to uncover and unburden our beautiful waterways!

This landmark year will see:

- Special volunteer “guest stars” including Raleigh City Council members, Tom Earnhardt of UNC-TV’s Exploring North Carolina, Riverkeepers from other basins, and maybe even the Easter bunny!

When: Saturday April 7th 2012, 8:00am to 2:00pm

Paddlers should arrive around 8:00am to get an early start on the river

Volunteers on foot, cleaning the shoreline should arrive between 9:00 and 10:00 am

Who: The Neuse RIVERKEEPER® Foundation, Upper and Lower Neuse RIVERKEEPER®, and hundreds of community volunteers from all walks of life, ages 5 to 105!

Where: Various sites along the Neuse River from Falls Dam in North Raleigh, through Johnston County (Clayton & Smithfield), and into the Lower Neuse in Kinston, Seven Springs, and New Bern.  Neuse River tributaries, including Crabtree Creek, will be addressed as well.

Why: The Neuse River collects a lot of trash and other debris throughout the year. This event helps to clean and protect the places we visit and play all summer and reminds us all of the valuable resources we have in our backyard.

For information about the Neuse River Clean up in New Bern, contact Mitch Blake, Lower Neuse RIVERKEEPER® at 252-637-7972.

Submitted by: Alissa Bierma, Upper Neuse RIVERKEEPER®, 919-856-1180
About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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