• THANK YOU! We met our $1000 #Giving Tuesday Match!

      Thank you so much! Your support helped us meet our $1000 match for #Giving Tuesday on November 28th! Your online giving broke Sound Rivers records, and we are so humbled by your incredible generosity. Thank you for supporting your Riverkeepers and the important work they do to keep our water fishable, swimmable, and drinkable. […]

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  • Oyster Roast 2017 the Most Successful Ever!

    Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support your Riverkeepers at our 32nd Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 11th! The event was a smashing success with delicious oysters from Mac Jones Seafood, great dance music from Pamlico Sound Machine, outdoor Celtic string music from Twisted Knot, Chili, Chowder and a wonderful Silent […]

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  • Action Alert: Comment on Animal Waste Management by 11/22

    Industrial animal facilities produce an enormous amount of animal waste that pollutes and contaminates our waterways in North Carolina. NCDEQ is soliciting public comments regarding the rules governing animal waste management for the first time since their adoption more than a decade ago. A proposed change to the existing rules involves extending the permit term […]

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  • Sound Rivers Partners with NC Conservation Network for Water Advocate Training

    Water Advocate Training Saturday November 4th, 20179:00 am Location: Walnut Creek Wetlands – Walnut Creek Room 950 Peterson St, Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 996-2760 Are you concerned about where water flows during heavy downpours and how to reduce urban flooding? Are you worried about the amount of pollution in our streams, rivers, and lakes? We […]

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  • Blounts Creek Legal Fight Continued October 13

    The fight to save Blounts Creek from a mining wastewater discharge continued on October with the fourth court hearing since Sound Rivers and partners began the challenge of a permit to Martin Marietta Materials in 2013. The hearing ended without a final decision; instead, the judge issued a request for both sides to submit their suggested […]

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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 Commission and APNEP!  

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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 things working together; a slime […]

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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 groups notified Duke Energy that […]

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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 stream and part of the […]

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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 vetoed this bill, he stated, […]

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  • Safe Water: Drinking Water and Your Health

    by Heather Deck Emerging threats to our drinking water supply may make people feel like Coleridge’s ancient mariner, who lamented, “water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” The good news is that there are advocates working hard for us all and resources to help us make informed choices. Most recently, the news in the […]

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  • Duke Energy Violates the Law by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information

    Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Immediate Release: September 20, 2017 Contact: Matthew Starr, 919-961-2240 or upperneuserk@soundrivers.org Kathleen Sullivan, 919-945-7106 or ksullivan@selcnc.org   Duke Energy Violates the Law by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information Information Withheld for Coal Ash Sites across North Carolina   CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Local community groups across the […]

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  • Trent River CAFO Spill on August 31st

    On Thursday August 31, 2017, a spill into a waterway adjacent to Laniers’ Farms TBC, Inc. in Trenton, NC was reported to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Permit requirements state that spills must be reported within 24 hours of discovering the spill. A written report must be filed within 5 days of the […]

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  • Wine & Design Cruise A Success!

    Thank you so much to all who attended our first Sound Rivers Sunset Wine & Design Cruise on the Pamlico on August 11th. The event was a smashing success, and we couldn’t have done it without our wonderful sponsors: The Belle of Washington, Wine & Design Washington, The Wine Crate, The Meeting Place, Cotton Sails Designs, A1 Promo and Coastal Beverage Co!

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  • Action Alert: Stop Legislators From Giving Oil Companies Eminent Domain

    Science Dies, Fossil Fuel Interest Rise. Tell members to remove a handout to oil pipeline industry By Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper The North Carolina legislature is back in Raleigh today for the first of (3) of scheduled “special sessions”. Today, they are likely to bring up their annual “pollute the environment” legislation that they […]

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