Blounts Creek is a 14 mile long blackwater coastal waterway, located in Beaufort County on the south side of the Pamlico River east of Chocowinity and west of Aurora. The article discusses the struggle between concerned citizens and corporate neighbor, Martin Marietta Materials, which secured a long term permit to dump 12 million gallons of hard iron-rich fresh waste water daily into the Blounts Creek brackish waters. The local 'Save our Blounts Creek Committee' and the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation are fighting the good fight to attempt to curtail this environmental travesty. Bob Daw, photographer and Blounts Creek resident is mentioned as the ambassador of goodwill for Blounts Creek. He passionately works to help keep Blounts Creek environmentally healthy and sound.