White Oak Waterkeeper Rebecca Drohan has announced that she is leaving her role at Coastal Carolina Riverwatch at the end of July.
In an email announcement Tuesday, Drohan said she was stepping away from the position she had held for four years to further her education.
Drohan told Coastal Review Tuesday that she wanted to emphasize how grateful she was to have worked alongside astrong network of community advocates. “None of this work would be possible without collaboration and I feel so fortunate to have protected our waterways with the amazing residents of the White Oak River basin at my side,” she said.
In the announcement, Drohan said that working for Coastal Carolina Riverwatch had been “the most rewarding chapter of my life thus far,” adding praise for her colleague and mentor, Coastal Carolina Riverwatch Executive Director Lisa Rider.
During her tenure, the organization was involved in efforts to establish a moratorium on offshore drilling and campaigns targeting concentrated animal feeding operations, marine debris, plastic waste and irresponsible coastal development.
“Though I am departing, I will forever be an avid supporter of CCRW’s work and mission because I will always believe in it so strongly,” Drohan said.
The organization’s mission is protecting water quality and the quality of life in coastal North Carolina. It serves a total area of 320 miles of rivers and streams, 140,104 acres of estuaries and 129 miles of coastline.
The group has posted a job listing for the position at https://coastalcarolinariverwatch.org/jobs/.