After six and a half years with the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation (CRF), Sam Perkins is stepping down as the Catawba Riverkeeper.

“Sam’s work was a crucial component of CRF’s mission and success with various initiatives such as coal ash, factory farms and stormwater. We are sad to see him go, but wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Emilee Syrewicze, Executive Director of CRF.Sam first became the Riverkeeper in the summer of 2013 after having served as the Director of Technical Programs for 13 months. Sam’s dedication to the mission of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been unmatched.

The CRF Board of Directors echoes Emilee in their praise of Sam and hopes for his future success.

We’re thrilled to announce that Brandon Jones will become the new Catawba Riverkeeper!

If his name and face seem familiar, it’s because for the last 15 months, Brandon has served as CRF’s Director of Technical Programs and the Riverkeeper’s “understudy”. Brandon was originally hired thanks to funding from CRF members and a grant from the Women’s Impact Fund.

“Brandon has been a wonderful asset to the CRF team and he will be a great Riverkeeper,” Syrewicze continued.┬áBrandon says, “I’m excited to take on this new opportunity and continue to work for local water conservation. I understand I have big shoes to fill, but I’m looking forward to building on Sam’s legacy.”

Learn more about Brandon.

Thank you, Sam, for your many years of dedicated service!

Send Sam your thanks and well wishes here.

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