I think we should address the amount of agricultural runoff.
They are beautiful
They’re sick and if we don’t do something about it, the future of our recreation, property values, food and water sources are at risk.
The Chowan Edenton Environmental Group (CEEG) understands the importance of ecosystem balance and we value the pristine quality of our local rivers and streams. The CEEG works closely with University researchers, local agencies and local government to provide the community with current knowledge regarding changes in our environment through educational programming and direct citizen science effort. We partner with scientists to study the effects of ecosystem challenges (such as the blue-green algal blooms) through local water quality monitoring as a most important step toward finding appropriate ways to restore our waterways to their natural balance. The Chowan Edenton Environmental Group loves our waterways and we want to preserve their beauty for future generations!
Our Rivers in the Albemarle Sound region need help. Annual algae blooms are starting earlier each year and lasting longer. This is impacting our Health, local economy, and our way of life in the water.
the rising temperatures brought about by climate change are a factor stimulating algae growth