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Captain Charles Robbins was featured in the recent PBS special “State of Change.” You can see his segment at the 46:30 mark.
North Carolina Wildlife Federation shares the experience of a paddling trip with Captain Robbins in one of NC’s oldest forests, and speaks of his involvement in a campaign to conserve this enchanting ancient world.
“Only In Your State”, a nationwide online news source for locally-focused stories of each state in the U.S., gave national attention to the Three Sisters Swamp and Cape Fear River Adventures.
Salt Magazine dives deep into the 40-year journey to protect North Carolina’s ancient cypress forest. Captain Robbins gets a shout out as an experienced Black River guide contributing to Dr. Stahle’s research and conservation efforts.
Ancient Code picked up the story of the 2,624 year old Ancient Bald Cypress in the Black River, and interviewed Captain Robbins and Professor Stahle about these remarkable discoveries.
Cape Fear Living talks kayaking the local waterways, and recommends Cape Fear River Adventures as an intriguing exploration experience in discovering the area’s hidden gems and unknown mysteries.
Captain Robbins got the chance to voice his opposition to opening up the North Carolina coast to offshore drilling, during a 2015 public hearing.
Captain Robbins was interviewed on WECT6 News in 2013, discussing the large alligator population present in the waterways that year.
The Ancient Bald Cypress Consortium (ABCC) unites educational institutions, government agencies, conservation organizations, private landowners, and individuals to accurately map and protect all remaining ancient bald cypress wetlands for research, education, and conservation.
The Tree-Ring Laboratory (TRL) was established in 1979 and concentrates on the development of exactly-dated annual ring-width chronologies from ancient forests worldwide. The TRL is active in the conservation of ancient forests and has assisted the preservation of old growth remnants in the cypress-tupelo forests of the South, the oak-hickory forests of the central United States, the blue oak and conifer woodlands of California, and the conifer forests of Mexico.
Cape Fear River Watch, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been working to protect and improve the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through Education, Advocacy, and Action since 1993. Cape Fear River Watch engages residents of our watershed through programs to preserve and safeguard our river. Our Cape Fear Riverkeeper is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international clean water advocacy organization.
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