“Thank you for your support of our collaborative community work for the water.
This time of year, we reflect on what we are most grateful for; family, friends, access to food, access to fresh water, and the comforts of coastal community heritage and home.
I too am thankful for these things, and like you I am grateful and proud to be a coastal NC citizen, but with that pride comes responsibility. The responsibility to protect the quality of water and life for now and future generations.
I am honored to work for the water and for our community.”
My favorite local seasonal food this year is Sweet Potatoes from
My favorite local gifts to give are from local markets and experiences that facilitate the enjoyment of our coastal community environment (bird and bat houses, food and travel, locally designed and inspired, locally made art and classes).
“ I am so thankful to be living on the coast and being able to wake up each morning surrounded by the rivers, sounds and ocean that I work to protect. There is something special about being in humid coastal air that brings out the warmth in the people who live there. The strong women that I work with put their heart and soul into protecting our water quality and I am so thankful to be a part of such a great organization”
My favorite local gift is something from one of the local vendors at the Topsail Beach Craft Market. Beautiful homemade jewelry and purses made from recycled fabric.
My favorite local place to connect with water is the Calico Creek Boardwalk in Morehead City. The boardwalk winds through the maritime forest and marsh along the creek and at dusk the sun creates a beautiful glow over the water and marsh grass.
Happy holidays and enjoy time with family, friends, and fish!
A holiday message from CCRW Crew Member,
“I am most thankful for the fierce passion that CCRW has for the protection of the waters of the White Oak River Basin. Also, CCRW strives to give communities a voice when it comes to their concerns regarding the quality of water along with habitat/ecological concerns which are such a huge part of water quality issues.”
My favorite local food are the watermelons I get from Cedar Point Market.
My favorite free experience is searching out small wetlands in our Croatan National Forest via Google Earth and then trying to find them.
My favorite cost experience would be taking the ferry to Shackleford Banks for a solo camping trip in the fall.
My favorite local gifts to give are the various crafts you can find at Salty Air Market, whether baskets or chimes, paintings of the coast, etc.
My favorite local place to connect with water would be the riverine forest swamps in the Croatan forest. The darkness created by the canopy, the sound of the White Oak River slowly moving and the multitudes of cypress knees, all different shapes and sizes make it a magical place.