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  • Volunteers Needed for Parasite Research!

    Help Dr. Blakeslee at ECU with her team’s research! From Dr. Blakeslee: We are collecting parasites from the small fish and snails that live in our tidal creeks using the collecting device below. We are interested in seeing if different types of shorelines have different kinds of parasites and what

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  • Action Alert: Tell Your Legislators – Sustain Gov. Cooper’s Veto!

    Governor Cooper recently vetoed H576, Allow Aerosolization of Leachate. (What we’ve been referring to as the “garbage juice” bill.) This bill would force the Department of Environment Quality to allow the spraying of landfill wastewater into the air (known as Aerosolization) without a permit. Whats even more troubling is that

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  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Hearings on State Water Quality Permit

    The North Carolina Division of Water Quality announced this month they will be holding two public hearings regarding the 401 Water Quality permit for impacts associated with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This permit is required for the impact to almost 500 acres of wetlands and many miles of streams. Impacts

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  • Landscaping for Water Quality: How to Make a Backyard Rain Garden

    Last night Sound Rivers was honored to be a guest at Tryon Palace’s “Palace Pours” event, where we spoke about the Palace’s wonderful wetlands project outside the History Center. We wanted to make sure this tutorial on landscaping your yard for water quality was accessible to you! You can take

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  • Fishing for Facts

    Fishing for Facts – July 13, 2017 Minnow Edition A mini Fishing for Facts this week, as the legislature is out, but there are still things to say! Members of the General Assembly have gone home for the summer but they will be back before you can say thank goodness.

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