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  • Neuse named River of the Year at Goldsboro event

    On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the Neuse River was named American Rivers’ River of the Year — a celebration of the work that has been done to improve the health of the river and the work yet to come. Sound Rivers Executive Director

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  •     TAKE ACTION!The Neuse River was just named American Rivers’ River of the Year for 2022! We need another 50 years of Clean Water Act protections to keep the Neuse, and every other North Carolina waterway, swimmable, fishable and drinkable for all. Join the fight for a healthy news

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  • Raleigh Trash Trout get first clean-out

    Sound Rivers’ newest Trash Trout got its first clean-out last Friday. Volunteers from the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, students of ecological restoration engineer Dr. Barbara Doll with N.C. State University and members of the The Great Raleigh Cleanup joined Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop at Little Rock Creek to pull trash

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  • RIVERKEEPERS’ REPORT: From Raleigh to the Swamp

    Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop have been in the field and behind the podium in the past week. Last Thursday, the two hosted a crowd of 50 at Sound Rivers’ partner Neuse River Brewing in Raleigh to celebrate the Neuse’s designation as American Rivers’ River of

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  • RIVERKEEPER WIN: DEQ fines polluting hog operation

    This week, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued a $34,520 penalty against White Oak Farms, an industrial hog operation in Fremont. The penalty stemmed from a May 2022 incident in which a hog-waste lagoon cover used to harness biogas exploded, releasing millions of cubic feet of nutrient- and

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  • RIVERKEEPER REPORTS: Neuse River

    Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop turned up for the Town of Seven Springs on Thursday, as the town pitched funding needs to North Carolina Land and Water Fund staffers. Since 1996, the Land and Water Fund, formerly known as the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, has conserved more than half a

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  • Riverkeeper Reports: Pamlico-Tar

    Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell has had a busy week: first PFAS sampling on Jack’s Creek in Washington, part of a statewide study about the prevalence of “forever chemicals” in local waterways, then attaching the new sponsor sign on the Jack’s Creek Trash Trout. Installed in early May this year, the

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