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  •     SPEAK UP!In the proposed 2022-23 state budget, North Carolina’s governor has included $18 million to fund the Swine Buyout Program, a program that has been severely underfunded since its inception. We need this funding to buy out industrial swine facilities in North Carolina floodplains. Write to key state

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  • Host your own “A Sound River” screening

    Did you miss Sound Rivers’ 40th-anniversary documentary when it premiered Nov. 30, 2021? We had an estimated 500 people attend the virtual premiere, and if you weren’t one of them, you can see it now by hosting your own “A Sound River” screening.  Email us for the link at info@soundrivers.org,

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  • Algal bloom season is here

    Summer means hot days, backyard barbecues and days spent on the river. For us at Sound Rivers, though, it can mean algal blooms. Drought conditions across eastern North Carolina through much of winter and spring can mean higher concentration of nutrients enter the waterways through runoff when it does rain. Algal

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  • Trash Trout gets a second clean-out

    The Jack’s Creek Trash Trout in Washington got its second clean-out this week. On Wednesday, volunteers joined Lower Neuse water-quality intern Megan Long and Tar-Pamlico intern Maddie Garrison to remove trash from the litter trap, then audit what it had trapped since its last clean-out on May 20. This outing’s

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  • Success: KCI cleanup on the Neuse

    Sound Rivers gives a big shout-out to Raleigh-based mitigation firm KCI for organizing a service-day cleanup on the Neuse River last Friday. We hooked them up with pickers from the Walnut Creek Wetlands Center, and they provided the effort for ridding the Neuse of trash! Reach out to us if

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  • Havelock SSOs still on Sound Rivers’ radar

    A history of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in Havelock has led Sound Rivers’ Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop to make some suggestions as the town’s original deal with the state to get the issues fixed has expired and a new one is set to take its place. “While important steps have

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  • Construction cause of Durham creek sedimentation

    A Durham creek is turning bright orange after rain events, a phenomenon which can likely be attributed to one or more of the 11 construction sites surrounding it. Concerned residents recently reached out to Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop to see what can be done about the excessive runoff into Lick

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