• 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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  • 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 that can tell us about […]

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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 there is no science that […]

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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 a look below or download […]

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  • Sound Rivers’ Summer 2017 “Currents” Is Here!

    Our quarterly newsletter, Currents, is out now! Read about safe swimming, the invisible world of estuaries, a recap of our Earth Day cleanups and more! You can also download a PDF of our newsletter here: SRI Summer 2017 Currents

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