ShoreRivers, formerly Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, has named Elle Bassett as the new Miles-Wye Riverkeeper.
As Riverkeeper, Bassett will act as the primary spokesperson for the Miles River, Wye River and Eastern Bay, advocating for their protection and restoration.
Bassett will strive to increase environmental awareness through education, outreach, advocacy and restoration; emphasizing the essential role these rivers play in the community, the issues that threaten their health and vitality and the solutions that must be implemented to protect and preserve them, ShoreRivers said in its release.
She will also work at every level to restore and protect these waterways and to advance clean water policy.
According to the official announcement, Basset will provide on-the-water vigilance and conduct regular patrols on these rivers, ready to combat pollution and serve as a guardian for these living resources.