• Swift Creek Week

    Creek Week is a national celebration of creeks and lakes through recreational, educational, and volunteer activities hosted by many local organizations with the goal of creating a connection between residents and their watershed. Sound Rivers is co-organizing Swift Creek Week  with the River Guardian Foundation, with assistance from City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, and many […]

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  • President signs Dirty Water Order

    Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order that is intended to weaken the Clean Water Act, a major federal law that has protected our Nation’s water since 1972. The executive order, already dubbed the “Dirty Water Order,” directed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others to take a series of actions, long […]

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  • Dead in the Water

    Dead in the Water: Environmental Enforcement in North Carolina  is the first comprehensive report on that details the work of Riverkeepers across North Carolina. This state has a proud history of environmental protection. However, 2016 was a year of vast devastation and increased pollution, from storms, the burgeoning hog and chicken industries, coal ash and other […]

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  • Climate Change and Impacts to our Rivers

    by Travis Graves, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Climate science reports to the public are generally big-picture stories centered on the rising temperatures of our oceans, and how increases in temperature are driving sea level rise and extreme weather events to become more frequent and of greater impact. But, there is another side of the coin that […]

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  • Petition filed to protect Blounts Creek

    On December 28th, attorneys from the Southern Environmental Law Center filed an appeal of a lower court decision that would allow Martin Marietta Materials to discharge 12 million gallons per day of wastewater into Blounts Creek. This appeal was filed in Carteret County Superior Court on behalf of Sound Rivers and the NC Coastal Federation. […]

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