“I know the following to be true, as do conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon and The Orton Foundation: this river is worth the fight.”

Posted March 7, 2017

Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette is the Executive Director of Cape Fear River Watch and the most recent guest blogger on louisbacon.com, a space for thought leaders in conservation.

Born upon its banks, Mr. Burdette spends more than just his living patrolling and advocating for the Cape Fear’s waters and people. Read his passionate post as he explores the threats and opportunities of this watershed and lays out his vision for its future. We are inspired – and hope you are too.

Louis Bacon and The Orton Foundation, The Moore Charitable Foundation’s affiliate, are committed partners of Cape Fear River Watch.

Paddlers, including CFRW's Kemp Burdette, work their way down the Cape Fear River under The Lillington Bridge in North Carolina. Photo: Andrew Kornylak

Paddlers, including CFRW’s Kemp Burdette, work their way down the Cape Fear River under The Lillington Bridge in North Carolina. Photo: Andrew Kornylak