Ok, I know this is a little bit late.
For Earth Day, Pamlico Tar River Foundation (PTRF) hosted a river cleanup on the Tar. There were groups in Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Franklin County, Greenville, and Washington pulling trash out of the river and cleaning up the river banks. My shop (Great Outdoor Provision Co Greenville) sponsored this cleanup. We provided trash bags, gloves, snacks, and water for participants. We also helped to publicize the cleanup. Plus, we donated 2 gift cards that were given to participants (drawn at random) to thank them for their help. We also have 5 staff members come out and help!
Between all 5 groups, 169 volunteers pulled over 3000 lbs of trash out of the river! In Greenville alone there were close to 100 volunteers and we collected over 1200 lbs of trash. I’m glad I was able to be part of this project to make Greenville and the Tar River a more beautiful place!