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Volunteer Feature


Meet Maria

Coastal Carolina Riverwatch Member, Advocacy Committee Member, and Research Volunteer

Using her Masters in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, Maria Mood-Brown has been volunteering as a researcher and advisor for Coastal Carolina Riverwatch since May of 2020.

Maria grew up around the wetlands of Delaware and has “always had an affinity for these ecosystems, as well as for their conservation and restoration. I believe it is imperative to educate the inherit importance and priceless value of these systems.”

Maria used her time at VCU to focus on plant ecology. She has previous state and federal work experience in water quality.

Maria plays a vital role in our Water Quality for Fisheries Program (WQ4F) She has completed research for our Industry Working Group collaborative meetings and participated in a five-part assessment review process. She also created a media contact database for WQ4F press releases.

In 2021, Maria joined the CCRW Advocacy Committee to help identify and collaborate on specific areas of focus within our Pure Farms Pure Waters Program and work to improve outreach and education.

Maria also worked to improve the CCRW Coastal Habitat Restoration Program, which strives to replant and restore areas on the coast that are being impacted by over-development.

Maria assisted staff and Advocacy Committee members with researching and developing public comments on the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan, now in review.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We are a small grassroots advocacy nonprofit working to provide services to a total area of 320 miles of rivers and streams, 140,104 acres of estuaries, and 129 miles of coastline. We do so with limited resources, because we have a support system like you.

Thanks Maria and to all the CCRW volunteers, members, and donors!

Together, we protect the quality of water and quality of life in Coastal North Carolina.

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