Man devoted to protecting Cape Fear

by Elise McGlothian

River keeper
Kemp Burdette is the Cape Fear Riverkeeper. He’s known this part of Wilmington his entire life, and he spends his time advocating for keeping the river clean and safe.(Photo by Elise McGlothian)

Giant Cypress trees over two thousand years old. Fish that swim back and forth between fresh and saltwater. Eagles flying in the distance. The Cape Fear River has it all. And someone has to watch over it.

We found out who watches over the river and spent the afternoon riding around with him.

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