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  • Volunteering for Change

    by Christina Marshen On September 19, 2005, I was driving home from work and got hit by a drunk driver.  I start my story there not to induce sympathy or guilt, but because it is a pivotal piece in why I do what I do now.  After this accident, my

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  • Take Action: North Carolina Rolling Back Nutrient Rules To Benefit Polluters

    The Pamlico and Neuse estuaries have a problem. For decades, an excess of nutrient pollution has been dumped into our rivers from sewage treatment plants and polluted stormwater runoff, causing harmful algal blooms, fish kills and poor drinking water quality. Rules in place since the 90’s have sought to reduce

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  • Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Visits Hog Farm

    Last week, your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr was invited by Tom Butler to visit his industrial animal operation, Butler Farms. Tom and Matthew spoke about Tom’s efforts to implement best practices for the environment at his facility. Butler Farms is still a “CAFO” (concentrated animal feeding operation), and it’s

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  • EPA Seeks To Undermine Clean Water – Demand They Reconsider

    The EPA has released a massive proposed rollback to rules which define where the Clean Water Act applies; a law that has been protecting our right to swim, drink, and fish in clean water water since 1972. This is the biggest threat to clean water we’ve seen in decades and

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  • Tiny Tornado takes the Peppermill Trophy at 2019 Taste!

    The 16th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina was a great success on March 12th! The community came together to enjoy local food, beer, wine, and coffee – all while supporting Sound Rivers and clean water. At the end of the evening, attendees voted and the Best of Taste of Coastal

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