The watersheds that make up the Bogue, Back and Core Sounds are comprised of many small, very old towns and cities, historic sites, the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, recreation areas and resorts. The rich history of the watersheds, along with the allure of recreation and the “easy livin’” associated with coastal North Carolina, make these areas a magnet for people. But the quest for the very things that the Sounds have to offer also becomes problematic for the fragile ecosystems that are the Bogue, Back and Core Sounds. More people, more development, more strain on the water systems, more pollution all come together to create a “perfect storm” of potential catastrophic impacts to these waters.
Larry Baldwin became the Crystal Coast Waterkeeper in 2015, but he's not new to the Waterkeeper movement. In October of 2002 he became the Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, located in New Bern, NC. He held the position of Riverkeeper until his resignation in November, 2011, just over nine years of service. He then joined WKA as NC CAFO Coordinator to end the stranglehold that the CAFO industry has on our environment and our communities. His educational background includes a B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA.
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Morehead City, North Carolina 28557