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  • Sound Rivers and partners reach groundbreaking settlement with NCDOT

    This week Sound Rivers reached a momentous settlement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation over their proposed 540 expansion in Wake County. As a result of this settlement, changes to the project will be made, greatly reducing its impact on your environment, including your waterways. This balanced agreement provides

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  • Sound Rivers’ Campus Stormwater Program Goes to Craven Summit

    by Katy Hunt, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Sound Rivers recently led a Stormwater workshop for Craven County teachers at the 2019 Craven Summit. This was the second year Sound Rivers participated in the summit; last year, four teachers attended the workshop taught by Maria McDaniel from A Time for Science. This

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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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