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Initiated by Lundie Spence in 1987, N.C. Big Sweep is a linkage of individuals and public and private groups united to clear the state's waterways of aquatic debris. With 12,500 volunteers, it is the country's largest statewide waterway cleanup program.
Travelers now are impatient if their destination is not reached in a good time. Cecil Buckman's journal of his meandering 1873 trip from Beaufort to Baltimore on the OGEECHEE reminds today's travelers that journeys in the era of sail required patience.
Natural vegetative buffers, or grasslands, shrubs, and forests that grow on banks of streams and rivers, are effective in filtering nonpoint pollutants and improving water quality.