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  • Kids River Fest Enjoyed By All!

    Kids River Fest 2017 – rescheduled from the spring due to flooding – took place this past weekend on October 14th. This free, family fun day entertained hundreds with hayrides, kayaking, fishing and lawn games. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and our sponsors, Grady-White Boats, Park Boats, Greenville Utilities

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  • Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Reports on Neuse Fish Kill

    by Katy Langley, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Beginning on the morning of Friday, October 6th, thousands of dead menhaden washed up along the shore of the Neuse River. The kill likely began overnight Thursday and continued into Saturday. The cause of the kill is thought to be a combination of two

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  • After Groups’ Legal Action, Duke Energy Releases Critical Dam Safety Information

    Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Immediate Release: October 9, 2017 Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, 919-945-7106 or ksullivan@selcnc.org   After Groups’ Legal Action, Duke Energy Releases Critical Dam Safety Information for Coal Ash Sites across North Carolina   CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— More than two weeks after local community

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  • Xylem Helps Sound Rivers with Invasive Species

    On Friday, October 5th, 13 volunteers from the Xylem company spent the morning with Sound Rivers executive director Heather Deck and the City of Raleigh’s Invasive plants coordinator, Leigh Bragassa. The crew worked for several hours removing invasive plants, like English ivy, from a forested riparian buffer along a small

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  • NC Legislature Overrides HB56 Veto

    The General Assembly voted to override Governor Cooper’s Veto of House Bill 56 yesterday, the environmental omnibus passed last month that appropriates only local funding for GenX testing on the Cape Fear River, weakens stormwater and solid waste regulations and repeals the Outer Banks’ plastic bag ban. When the Governor

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