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  • Sound Rivers Swim Guide Protects You This Summer!

    Swim Guide is BACK on the Neuse & Tar-Pamlico – this year with Raleigh and Kinston sites as well! Make sure you check in each Friday this summer for weekly water quality reports to keep you in the know about your waterways. See below of a map of the sites

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  • Swim Guide Results in Upper Neuse Prompt Concerns

    Sound Rivers’ popular summer Swim Guide program has Raleigh-area residents and visitors concerned about their water quality, after several sites on the Upper Neuse had high levels of bacteria for two weeks in a row. Swim Guide intern Laurel Holloman spoke with several news outlets about the results, which you

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  • Thanks For A Great Cleanup In Rocky Mount!

    Nearly 50 volunteers (and one cat) came out on Saturday, July 13th, to paddle and clean the Tar River at Rocky Mount! Despite the oppressive heat, volunteers pulled nearly TWO TONS of trash from the river and its banks, filling an entire flatbed truck. After the cleanup, volunteers met back

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  • The Farm Bill

    The Farm Bill: bad for the environment, bad for you The Farm Bill (SB315) includes provisions that add to the cloak of secrecy around an industry that has polluted our environment and communities for decades. One such provision in this year’s annual bill governing the state’s agriculture, would exempt some

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  • Action Alert: Support Protection of Endangered Species in Your Watershed!

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing two new aquatic species, the Neuse River waterdog and the Carolina madtom, which only live in North Carolina, for protection under the Endangered Species Act. We need you to comment in support of their protection today! Your voice is needed in

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  • Welcome Jillian Howell, New Environmental Projects Manager!

    Help us welcome Jillian Howell! Jill joined the Sound Rivers team this week as our new Environmental Project Manager. She grew up in Saugus, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, and received a B.A. in environmental studies and global studies from Colby College. Jill worked for five years as a project scientist for environmental

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