POP Goes Camping

On Nov. 10th-11th UNCW POP teamed up, and camped out, with the NC State Wolfpack Environmental Student Association (WESA), to clean up Crabtree Creek and Black Creek in Raleigh, NC.

We swept for several hours on Saturday morning, and were able to collect 40+ lbs. of trash, most of which was plastic bags, (102) plastic bottles, dismembered car parts, Styrofoam bricks, and other food packaging film. Considering that most of these materials are remarkably light, 40+ lbs. of debris is actually a massive amount, we had a literal truck-load of bags filled to the brim with hundreds - if not thousands - of items. We had doubts when we first arrived at the river because everything already looked so clean; we weren't sure there would be enough debris for our efforts to be worth-while. Both fortunately, and unfortunately, we found plenty of debris to collect and as far as we could tell, we found everything  there was to find. It was so awesome to work with our new friends from WESA, and it's always refreshing to team up with other like-minded and passionate individuals to do something great for the common good of our beautiful planet!

Despite the cold temperatures everyone had a great time, and we certainly look forward to working with WESA again in the future

-Riley Beveridge, POP President

Nicole Netzer