Explorer Alexandra Cousteau and her International Expedition Blue Planet Team visit New Bern!

Like her grandfather, the late-great Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Alexandra Cousteau is a Global Explorer and Advocate for our natural resources. She established Blue Legacy in 2008 to educate people about the importance of water and the impact humankind has on this vital resource.

Alexandra Cousteau and her International Expedition Blue Planet team are traveling across our Nation, Canada, and Mexico in a bio-diesel bus to explore our water resources, investigate water use, and management to see what impact humans have on the quality and quantity of our essential natural resource.

With the assistance of her team and water keepers throughout North America, Alexandra is engaging with the people of the cities and towns they visit and trying to encourage them to take ownership of their water resources.

The expedition began June 30th and ends on November 12, 2010. International Expedition Blue Planet is touring the United States: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington; Canada: British Columbia, New Brunswick; Ontario, Quebec; and Mexico.

Visit Expedition Blue Planet’s website to learn more about Alexandra and her team’s efforts, progress, and much more. Who knows, they may be visiting your town next! Meet Alexandra Cousteau; her mother, Jan Cousteau; Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Smith; and her elite expedition team!






Photos of: Jan Cousteau and Jonathan Smith.

On a personal note, it was an honor to meet Alexandra, her mother, and Expedition Blue Planet Team. I grew up watching the great Jacques Cousteau on “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau”. It’s a relief to know his family is carrying on his legacy. He would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year and would be very proud of his family for their unselfish commitment to making a difference around the World!

Thank you, Alexandra and your team for visiting New Bern to learn more about the Neuse and Trent Rivers. Special thanks to Larry and Diane Baldwin along with the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and volunteers for hosting this wonderful day! Also, thanks goes to the Captain and Crew of the Joy Boy II for the smooth and scenic ride up the Neuse River!

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