• 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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  • New Beginnings, A Letter from the Director

    By Harrison Marks, Executive Director Four years ago I was pleased to join Sound Rivers’ predecessor organization, the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, following a long career in banking. My undergraduate focus was  a  cobbled  together  program  resembling  today’s environmental  science  programs, and  finding an opportunity to contribute business skills to protecting our natural resources was a […]

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  • The Invisible World of the Estuaries

    By Deborah Lichti I am an estuarine ecologist who studies the zooplankton and larval fish, and a PhD student at East Carolina University. I have been working for two years with Sound Rivers’ wonderful  staff  collecting  samples for my research. We received a grant in 2015 from the NC Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses program to […]

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  • Proposed Industrial Discharge to Upper Tar River

    It’s been a year since your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper announced  that  Novozymes  North  America,  an industrial corporation located in Franklin County, had applied for permits for a new wastewater discharge to the Tar River at Louisburg. The proposed discharge pipe is located within ¼ mile of the Town of Louisburg’s existing municipal wastewater discharge. As noted […]

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  • Sound Rivers To Begin New Grant Project

    Earlier this year, Sound Rivers partnered with several organizations on an application for North Carolina 205(j) Water Quality Management Planning Grants. We worked with the Mideast Commission Council of Governments, NC State University, Pitt Community College, Beaufort Community College, and Beaufort County Schools to plan for stormwater management. Sound Rivers and project partners will complete […]

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Cornelia McGee Anthony

    Cornelia McGee- Anthony has been a dedicated volunteer for Sound Rivers in Nash and Edgecombe Counties for 7 years, connecting Keep America Beautiful volunteers with cleanup opportunities through Sound Rivers.  She has a longstanding personal commitment to public service and support of education that has led her to dedicate her time to many worthy organizations, […]

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  • Why I Give, with Karen Polk

    By Corinne Everett Belch, Director of Development Karen Polk has been a sustaining supporter of Sound Rivers  for years. She first became aware of our mission when her son Sam learned about the Neuse Riverkeeper  Foundation in his studies at Exploris Middle School. At the time, Karen was going through the process to become a […]

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  • Coal Ash May Cost Customers

    Citizen action is needed to stop a provision that is likely to increase costs and potentially delay clean-up of Duke Energy coal ash ponds.   The NC General Assembly (GA) is proceeding with legislation (H374) that would eliminate one of three coal ash recycling projects required of Duke Energy by the 2014 Coal Ash Management […]

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  • Safe Water: A Mom’s Quest for Safe Fun On Our Waterways

    By Heather Deck, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper I have always enjoyed swimming in lakes, rivers and streams and have done so since my youth during our annual family camping trips. Now, I love to see the joy on my children’s faces as they do the same. As a mother, you want your children to be happy, experience […]

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  • Sound Rivers Hires New Lower Neuse Riverkeeper

    Katy Langley recently accepted the position of Lower Neuse Riverkeeper with Sound Rivers. She will be based in our New Bern office and will begin work on June 26th! Katy earned her B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of New Orleans in 2013. She did undergraduate research on Lake Pontchartrain, working closely […]

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  • Fishing for Facts – 6/13/2017

    Fishing for Facts – June 13, 2017 Keeping our Water Clean Requires $$ The North Carolina legislature’s time continues to be dominated on budget negotiations. The Senate passed their version of the budget several weeks ago and then wasted no time rejecting the House budget. The 47 House conferees and 25 Senate conferees can be […]

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  • Sound Rivers Featured on New Podcast

      Sound Rivers is featured on a new podcast! Episode 1 of The Dirt features Pastor Sylvester Williams and Chandra Taylor of the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) relaying the story of the East End community in Durham, North Carolina. A neighborhood comprised mostly of elderly people of color is seeking justice as construction of […]

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