• Hurricane Irma

    Our team at Sound Rivers is ready and prepared to provide you with important information about river levels and potential contamination / spill concerns if Hurricane Irma impacts North Carolina. Fortunately, even after the rain event on September 6th, river levels are at or below normal. Information will be posted on facebook and twitter at […]

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  • Breaking News: Industry backs away from Garbage Juice technology

    Breaking News Yesterday, Republic Services, a leading waste management industry, issued a public statement  and pulled its support for waste aerosolization technology. Additionally, our Upper Neuse Riverkeeper learned that Charah, a company that specializes in coal ash landfills including the controversial Brickhaven site in Chatham county, also pulled their support for the technology in an email sent […]

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  • Heather Deck Named New Executive Director

    We are pleased to announce that Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper and Deputy Director, Heather Deck, will be taking on the role of Executive Director for Sound Rivers on September 1st! As you may remember, current Executive Director Harrison Marks announced his upcoming retirement this past June. Heather has spent the last 14 years as the organization’s Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper, and […]

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  • Riverkeepers ask North Carolina to Deny Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit

    Today, Sound Rivers’ three Riverkeepers sent a letter to North Carolina officials requesting the state deny the Water Quality Certification requested by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline in Virginia and North Carolina. If constructed, the ACP will be owned, constructed and maintained by […]

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  • Action Alert: Sustain Governor Cooper’s Veto and Stop Eminent Domain to Oil Companies

    This week, Governor Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 16. Senate Bill 16 was passed by the legislature during the early August “Special Session.”  The bill deletes just four words from an existing North Carolina law, “originating in North Carolina”. Deleting these four words will give oil pipelines eminent domain authority in our state for pipelines that originate outside of North […]

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  • Tell NC to reject the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    We need to act fast! The proposed 600-mile fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is on its way to being built – unless we all work together to stop this unnecessary and economically and environmentally devastating project. This pipeline project proposed by Dominion Resources and Duke Energy would carry gas from the Marcellus Shale field in […]

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  • Harmful algal blooms to be more extreme in the future

    A recent peer review study released by a team of researches concludes that harmful algal blooms that pose a risk to human health are projected to increase due to the effects of climate change. The team,  which included Hans Paerl, Ph.D. of the UNC Marine Institute, developed a model that predicts a large increase in harmful algal […]

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  • Salty Pamlico provides home for sea creatures

    Local reports of jellyfish flooded in after the weekend of July 29th for many locations along the Pamlico River. The reports indicated that both sea nettles and ctenophores (comb jellies) were found in the mainstem of the Pamlico upstream to Washington Park as well as the mouths of many tributaries. The reports also included South […]

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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 to the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico […]

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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. Members will return on at […]

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  • Fishing for Facts – 6/29/2017

    Fishing for Facts – June 29, 2017 Final days push….bad legislation moving fast. The word on the street is that the Senate will look to adjourn the session by tomorrow. With only 48 hours or less to go, the general assembly is in high gear moving legislation very quickly. This typically bodes very badly for […]

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  • Water Trail Education and Outreach AmeriCorps Coordinator

    Sound Rivers is searching for an AmeriCorps* Volunteer!  We are accepting applications for a Water Trail Education and Outreach Coordinator.  This person will oversee the expanded use of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Water Trails, and use the trails to engage and involve the public in the awareness and protection of our waterways.  The Coordinator will work […]

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  • Fishing for Facts- 4-27-2017

    Fishing For Facts- April 27, 2017 Delays in Falls Lake protections, loss of streamside buffers and ….garbage juice!? The NC legislature reconvened on April 19th after a short Easter Break and bills have been moving at breakneck speed through committees to meet the self imposed “crossover-deadline.” This is the  deadline set that requires bills to […]

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  • 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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