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  • Fishing for Facts

    Fishing for Facts – June 14, 2018 Lawmakers pass NC Budget That Does Little for Water Resources Protection; Delays Falls Lake Cleanup Governor Cooper and NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) officials noted that the agency needed $14.5 million dollars allocated in this year’s budget to begin to deal with

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  • Guest Blog: Our Tar River Getaway

    26 May 2018 By Peggy Schaeffer  and Diane Bryson  Someone gave me a fridge magnet that shows a canoe with the message, Getting Away Works Wonders.  My vehicle of choice is a kayak, and May is a good month for paddling and camping in NC, so with the urging of

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  • Awardees recognized for work to protect rivers at annual meeting

    Efforts to protect the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers by volunteers, businesses and public officials were recognized on Thursday, May 31 at Sound Rivers annual meeting in New Bern. The evening included an overview of the state of Sound Rivers by Heather Deck, the executive director. The Neuse and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeepers

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  • Widespread fraud uncovered in hog industry

    Waste Samples Falsified in Attempt to Dump more Pollution Than Law Allows An investigation by two state agencies revealed efforts to cook the books and mislead regulators about the content of 55 waste lagoons at 35 hog operations in eastern North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

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  • Thank You New Bern West Marine!

    A huge thank you to the West Marine in New Bern, who donated 10% of sales from their March 17th Grand Opening celebration to Sound Rivers! Make sure you stop in and check out their new location at 3559 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, and tell them thank you for supporting

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