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  • Become a Clean-Water Warrior today!

    The Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds cover nearly a quarter of North Carolina — so where do you start? Here are four ways you can help today, tomorrow and for the foreseeable future! Tune in!Every week we send out eNews with updates about the issues facing your waterways, alerts for when

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  • DEQ investigates ongoing Pamlico fish kill

    An ongoing fish kill was first reported last week in the Broad Creek/Blounts Bay area on the Pamlico River. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has investigated and essentially found “dead water” (no oxygen) at Blounts Bay. They also found algae, diatoms and dinoflagellates, which is normal (normal species)

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  • Pamlico Paddle: Day 5, Pungo River to Swan Quarter

    Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber are in the final stretch of the Pamlico Paddle, a nearly 20-mile journey from the Pungo River to Swan Quarter. They’re in open water and in the wild; there’s not a whole lot out there but wind, waves, marsh and

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  • Update on the Pamlico fish kill

    Last week, reports of a major fish kill, from Broad Creek to Blounts Bay, were called in by several people. North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality got out on the water Tuesday, and by Wednesday, they had discovered bottom waters were pretty dead (no oxygen), expecially below two meters in Blounts

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  • Pamlico Clean-up a huge success

    Pamlico Paddle 2021 launched with a clean-up of the areas surrounding Havens Garden in Washington on Oct. 17. Kayakers took to Runyon Creek to pull garbage out of the water, and many volunteers scoured the banks of the Pamlico, Runyon Creek and Jack’s Creek, picking up everything from plastic bottles

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