• Tar and Neuse rivers hit major flood stage … again

    In what seems like a regular occurrence, both the Tar and Neuse rivers hit major flood stage last week from a non-hurricane-related rain event. The intense rainfall caused widespread flooding, road closures, prompted emergency rescues and unfortunately resulted in several deaths. The Neuse, currently in major flood stage, continues to rise in Kinston, and the […]

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  • Update on Franklin County Rezoning Application

    There is currently a rezoning application before the Franklin County Board of Commissioners that would allow the construction of an asphalt and concrete plant, rock quarry, and mulch yard right next to the Tar River in Louisburg. Wade Moore Equipment, a Maryland-based company, is requesting to rezone 189.38 acres at 934 East River Road in […]

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  • Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Speaks for the River at Hearing in Kittrell

    Last Thursday, the hearing before the Vance County Board of Adjustment picked back up. The initial hearing on a conditional use permit for a LCID landfill in Kittrell was held back in September – at that time the Vance County Board of Adjustment continued the meeting for 60 days to allow for the neighboring residents […]

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  • Looking Back at the Tour de Tar

    Jill and Clay may be back on dry land, but they are still reminiscing about their epic adventure in October, when they paddled the length of the Tar River over ten days. They hosted a special Zoom presentation about their trip, with photos, stories, and answering questions. Check it out!

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  • Did you miss the Tell Me About It Tuesday on Regenerative Agriculture? Watch the presentation!

    Your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper hosted a Tell Me About It Tuesday on Regenerative Agriculture on November 10th, with special guest Dr. Lori Unruh Snyder. Check out her presentation below, and also watch the short film that was shown here. (The first film at the top of the page.)  

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  • Rezoning application in Franklin County proposes Heavy Industrial Zone change, right next to Tar River

    by Jill Howell, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper There is currently a rezoning application before the Franklin County Board of Commissioners that would allow the construction of an asphalt and concrete plant, rock quarry, and mulch yard right next to the Tar River in Louisburg. Wade Moore Equipment, a Maryland-based company, is requesting to rezone 189.38 acres at […]

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  • Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Present to Aldermen on Fish Kill

    Your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, Katy Hunt, presented to the New Bern Board of Alderman on Tuesday, November 10th. She was requested to provide a presentation on the massive fish kill on the Lower Neuse this fall, and you can watch her presentation below! Katy’s power point presentation: Fish kill for board meeting 11.5

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  • Bidding for Clean Water: Sound Rivers Fall Silent Auction Is Live!

    Let the bidding begin! Local businesses, generous supporters, and Sound Rivers staff and Board have lined up a special selection of wonderful and unique items for the auction! Stay tuned, as more items will likely be added!   How to bid: Click on the button above to be taken to our auction page, run by […]

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  • A Message from Executive Director Heather Deck

    by Heather Deck, Executive Director As I write this, the stakes of the election are weighing upon me. While we do not yet know the outcome, I do know the course Sound Rivers will chart going forward — regardless of who wins the election in North Carolina and nationally. This is a time of anxiety […]

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  • Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Facebook Live with Special Guest!

    Did you miss Jill’s Facebook Live last week with special guest Jeff Currie, the Lumber Riverkeeper? Watch it here!

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  • Pipelines for Hog Waste Gas are Dirty Energy

    (Originally posted at waterkeeper.org on October 26, 2020.) By Jill Howell, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Our nation is moving away from dangerous pipelines — and it’s a move for the better. In July, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy scrapped plans to build the 600-mile-long Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would have crossed eastern North Carolina. Duke and partners […]

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  • Action Alert: Fish Kills Signify Serious Problems On Our Rivers

    For the past five weeks, thousands and thousands of dead and dying menhaden have been washing up on the shores of both the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. Many of the fish have open sores; wounds that are from a mold and attributable to poor water quality conditions that make the fish susceptible to disease.  The […]

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  • Latest edition of Currents coming to a mailbox near you!

    We’ve been hearing that our Fall edition of Currents has likely been delayed in some places due to delays with the USPS lately – in case you have yet to receive your paper copy, below is a digital copy so you can start reading asap! Currents Fall 2020

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  • Protecting, preserving, and restoring the floodplain

    by Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper We still have a more than a month left in the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, but, as it winds down, we need to start thinking about how we can be better prepared for the 2021 hurricane season, the 2022 season, and all the hurricane seasons in the years that […]

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  • Craven County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event

    Help keep hazardous waste out of our waterways, and take advantage of this great program from the Coastal Environmental Partnership! The event will be Saturday, October 17th, 8am – 1pm, 800 College Court, New Bern.   More information on Household Hazardous Waste Event

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