• Sound Rivers Announces Cancellation of 2020 Oyster Roast

    For Immediate Release Contact: Corinne Everett Belch corinne@soundrivers.org Sound Rivers Announces Cancellation of 35th Annual Oyster Roast, Cites COVID-19 September 14, 2020 (Washington, NC) – Sound Rivers is announcing the cancellation of their 35th Annual Oyster Roast, previously scheduled for November 2020. The event, which is a fundraiser for the organization and provides financial support […]

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  • Action Alert: Local Farmers Need COVID-19 Relief!

    This is an Action Alert from the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Please share it widely!    Please Tell Your U.S. Senator TODAY: Local Farms Need COVID-19 Relief! The majority of farmers selling local foods have suffered severe market disruptions due to COVID-19, yet the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has left them out. Now we have […]

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  • Join our team! We’re looking for a Communications Director

    We’re hiring for the position of Communications Director. Sound Rivers has a long tradition of clean water advocacy, protecting and preserving the health and viability of the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse Rivers. This position is based in our Washington, North Carolina office. Please see the job description here. If you are interested in this position and meet […]

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  • Landfill Concerns Prompt Riverkeeper Investigation

    A few weeks ago, concerned residents of Kittrell, North Carolina contacted your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper – they had unexpectedly received letters in the mail stating that there would be a hearing regarding a zoning change on a property in Kittrell to allow for the construction of a landfill right next to their homes. The proposed landfill […]

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  • Swim Guide Sites Highlight: Woodstock Point, Bridgeton Park, Buffaloe Road

    We’re spotlighting our Swim Guide sites this summer, so you can get more info on the places we sample, and maybe find a new place to explore! Visit soundrivers.org/swimguide to learn more, or text “SWIM” to 33222 to get weekly water quality alerts straight to your phone! Woodstock Point, Pungo River Woodstock Point is one […]

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  • Post-Hurricane Isaias Sampling Results on the Tar-Pam

    The storm caused river levels to rise, but well below flood stage on the Tar. The Pamlico hit minor flood stage briefly Monday evening. River levels will continue to rise into this weekend, but remain below flood stage. As part of our hurricane response work, we collect water quality samples before and after storm events. […]

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  • Swim Guide Sites Highlight: Bonner Point, Bridgeton Park, Beaver Dam

    We’re spotlighting our Swim Guide sites this summer, so you can get more info on the places we sample, and maybe find a new place to explore! Visit soundrivers.org/swimguide to learn more, or text “SWIM” to 33222 to get weekly water quality alerts straight to your phone! Bonner Point, Bath Creek This week’s Swim Guide […]

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  • Stormwater Improvement Project Underway at Havelock High School

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stormwater Improvement Project Underway at Havelock High School Craven County Schools Havelock High School 101 Webb Blvd. Havelock, NC 28532 Contact: Stacie Friebel (Principal) Clay Barber (Projects Coordinator) 252-444-5112 252-414-1385 stacie.friebel@cravenk12.org clay@soundrivers.org Havelock, NC, August 4th, 2020 – As part of Sound Rivers stormwater and restoration program, work will begin Wednesday, August […]

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  • Action Alert: Public Comment Period Open for ACP and Supply Header Project

    On July 5, 2020, after years of communities and environmental advocates organizing, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was cancelled. While we celebrate this historic win against corporate giants that would have had long term, devastating impacts to our communities, ecosystems, and the climate, there is still work to be done. There is currently an open […]

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  • Swim Guide Sites Highlight: Pamlico Plantation, Pollocksville Boat Ramp, Poole Road Canoe Launch

    We’re spotlighting our Swim Guide sites this summer, so you can get more info on the places we sample, and maybe find a new place to explore! Visit soundrivers.org/swimguide to learn more, or text “SWIM” to 33222 to get weekly water quality alerts straight to your phone! Pamlico Plantation, Broad Creek This week’s site spotlight […]

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  • Biggest threat to your waterways, revealed

    The biggest threat to your waterways isn’t what you might think… I’m often asked, “what is the number one threat to my river?” This question is about pollution – which threat should we be most concerned by? And my answer can and does vary depending on the specific waterway and the specific region. But one threat […]

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  • Swim Guide Sites Highlight: Swan Point, Spring Garden Boat Ramp, Anderson Point Canoe Launch

    We’re spotlighting our Swim Guide sites this summer, so you can get more info on the places we sample, and maybe find a new place to explore! Visit soundrivers.org/swimguide to learn more, or text “SWIM” to 33222 to get weekly water quality alerts straight to your phone! Swan Point, Broad Creek Swan Point the Tar-Pamlico […]

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  • Waterkeepers React to Atlantic Coast Pipeline News

    Waterkeepers across the region celebrated the news of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s cancellation earlier this month, including your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper, Jill Howell. Jill is quoted in this article from Waterkeeper Alliance gathering the reactions of Waterkeepers: “In August 2018, Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) filed suit on behalf of us at Sound Rivers and a […]

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  • Campus Stormwater Program Installs Cistern at WCHS!

    We knew West Craven High School (WCHS) was a special place when we saw the smiles and excitement from the staff while discussing how to install a giant water tank in front of the school’s welding shop. Mr. William Shaw, agricultural educator and FFA advisor, and Principal Tabari Wallace, NC’s 2018 Principal of the Year, […]

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  • Swim Guide Sites Highlight: Cotton Patch Landing, Kinston Boating Access Area, Hwy 50 Boat Ramp

    We’re spotlighting our Swim Guide sites this summer, so you can get more info on the places we sample, and maybe find a new place to explore! Visit soundrivers.org/swimguide to learn more, or text “SWIM” to 33222 to get weekly water quality alerts straight to your phone! Cotton Patch Landing, Pamlico River This week’s site […]

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