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Communique: Cape Fear River Watch Instilling Good Eco-Habits In Youth

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Cape Fear River Watch on the lake

Cape Fear River Watch (CFRW) works to care for the Cape Fear River Basin, but that's a really big job. In addition to hands-on projects, CFRW recognizes the overwhelming need to educate the community about how to take care of our local waters. Without effort from residents, there won't be any improvement in water quality. 

Wildlife biologist Kay Lynn Hernandez coordinates the educational arm of CFRW-and that's a big position to fill because of the focus the organization puts on raising awareness about local water issues. Hernandez joined us in the studio, along with intern Will Maxwell (Environmental Studies major), to talk specifically about youth educational initiatives. According to them both, educating young people might be the best shot they have in making a difference in the future health of our waterways. Listen to their conversation above. 

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River clean up-rain or shine

CFRW Summer Camp is full for this summer, but there are still opportunities for youth-and adults-to be involved. There is a Saturday Series  educational seminar, running 1st Saturdays; River Keeper Paddles (there's one this Saturday, 7/16); 2nd Saturday Clean-Upsand various other activities for all ages. 

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Paddle

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Cape Fear River Watch
Cape Fear River Basin