MOREHEAD CITY — The Crystal Coast Waterkeeper will hold a free public information event Thursday evening at the Morehead City Train Depot.

Larry Baldwin, Crystal Coast Waterkeeper, announced that his organization, along with Coastal Carolina Riverwatch and the White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance (on both of which he serves as executive director) will hold an “educational and informative evening” from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Morehead City Train Depot at 1001 Arendell Street in Morehead City. The purpose of the meeting will be to bring people up-to-date on how these organizations have been protecting local waters and what they have planned.

“This will be an open forum type atmosphere,” Mr. Baldwin said, “and will have a focus on water quality monitoring. We’ll be scheduled a water testing class for February, as it’s extremely important to understand the conditions of our waters in order to determine how to clean them up. There are many scientists in our area working on these issues, but the impact of citizens also monitoring our waters is critical from an everyday point of view.”

Topics that will be discussed include concentrated animal feeding operations, offshore drilling, seismic blasting, marine debris, plastics in the water, property development and general water quality.

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