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‘State of the River’ forum slated to cover issues affecting the Cape Fear

Cape Fear River Watch is hosting a forum discussing issues facing the Cape Fear. (Port City Daily/File)

WILMINGTON — Local experts and officials will come together to speak at the Cape Fear River Watch’s State of the River forum next month.

Hosted June 1, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Cape Fear Community College’s Windell Daniels Hall, the event will cover health and environmental issues the region faces. Speakers also will discuss solutions.

“The forum aims to educate the public and decision makers and effect change,” according to a press release from the Cape Fear River Watch. 

The Cape Fear River Watch will address estuary issues, fishery restoration, GenX and other PFAS contamination, as well as pollution caused by hog- and swine raising-facilities.

There will be lunch, panel discussions, and networking with representatives from NC Coastal Federation, NC State University, NC Conservation Network, Advance Carolina/NC Black Alliance and Southern Environmental Law Center.

Doors are at 8 a.m. with a complimentary vegetarian and vegan breakfast and lunch provided by Brooklyn Cafe and Peno Mediterranean Grill. Attendees must register at as space is limited.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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