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  • Riverkeeper: extremely elevated levels of E. Coli found in Lenoir Co. stream

    Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt found elevated levels of E. coli in a stream near Deep Run, in Lenoir County, this week, a fact that may be attributable to a hog operation upstream. The site, located on Sandy Foundation Road near two industrial hog operations, is one the Riverkeeper monitors

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  • NC Senator: biogas provision “Lipstick on a pig”

    Yesterday, Senate Bill 605 – North Carolina Farm Act of 2021 passed the N.C. Senate. We don’t see this as good news because the Farm Act includes a bad biogas provision that would require a general permit for biogas projects on hog operations. We’d like to thank Sen. Julie Mayfield

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  • ICYMI: Tell Me About It Tuesdays, Sea Level Rise – watch it here!

    If you missed the latest live installment of Tell Me About It Tuesdays, don’t worry! You can watch it here! Sound Rivers’ monthly virtual science series continued on May 11 with host Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Justine Neville, a PhD candidate in forestry and environmental resources at N.C. State

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  • Upper Neuse Riverkeeper in the Swim Guide spotlight

    “… There’s hope, and not only hope, there’s also a path forward. A clean river is not something that is unattainable. It’s not like you have to choose between a vibrant economy and a healthy environment. These things go hand-in-hand, and when one improves, the other improves.”  — Upper Neuse

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  • ACTION ALERT: Support clean-water funding in North Carolina

    North Carolina legislators have a chance to improve our state’s water quality. We’re asking you to take action to ask our legislators to protect your water quality further with these easy 2021 budget inclusions. Please take time to contact your legislators NOW. It’s easy, we have a letter ready for

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