A man who has worked to protect a natural resource in eastern Carolina for the past nine years says he is stepping down from his position.
Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Larry Baldwin says he has made the difficult decision to resign. He says under the current leadership of some Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Board members, things have changed over the past year in ways that are inconsistent with the advocacy model and required quality standards established by the Waterkeeper Alliance.
Baldwin says he can no longer serve under these conditions.
While leaving his current position, Baldwin says he will stay in the New Bern area, and continue his work as an environmental advocate.