• Action Alert: Ask NC DEQ To Protect Waterways From Swine Industry Waste

    The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking comments from the public on the state’s permit for industrial animal production facilities. The permit determines how the 9.5 billion gallons of waste per year from these facilities is managed, and is opened up for improvements only once every 5 years.  Our staff were present at a recent […]

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  • THANK YOU! We met our $5k #GivingTuesday Match!

      Thank you so much! Your support helped us raise more than $8,000, exceeding our $5000 goal for #Giving Tuesday on November 27th! Your online giving broke Sound Rivers records and helped us get our match. We are so humbled by your incredible generosity. Thank you for supporting your Riverkeepers and the important work they […]

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  • Help Us Meet Our Giving Tuesday $5000 Match!

    Today only, for Giving Tuesday, our Board of Directors, along with Rod Cantrell of Edward Jones Investing, have offered to match all donations, up to $5000! You can support your Riverkeepers® and donate to Sound Rivers to help us meet this match – but hurry, we only have until midnight on Tuesday! Please donate HERE before midnight to help us meet […]

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  • Coal Ash contaminating the Neuse? Duke Energy and DEQ say no.

    The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Duke Energy said this week that coal ash from their HF Lee plant in Goldsboro did leak, but their sampling results indicate the coal ash is not currently contaminating the Neuse River. However, results from sampling done by your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper, Matthew Starr, directly after Hurricane […]

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  • Your waterways post-Florence

    Since Hurricane Florence left our region, your Riverkeepers have been working daily to document environmental threats caused by the storm. We are still assessing issues posed by flooded hog lagoons, coal ash spills, and sewage spills into your waterways. Testing is ongoing, and as soon as we can compile and analyze our data we will […]

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  • Neuse River and area creeks remain at major flood stage

    For the most recent updates, please visit our facebook page. The Neuse River has dropped below flood stage in Clayton and is falling in Smithfield. The gauge in Goldsboro is malfunctioning, but we believe the river there is still rising. The Neuse River at Kinston continues to rise slightly. It is likely the river will […]

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  • Animal Facility Waste Lagoons and Wastewater Spills; HF Lee Coal Ash Ponds Flooded:  Flood Waters Pose Health Risk

    Our staff and other media outlets have documented a number of hog waste lagoons and poultry barns flooded along the Trent River near Trenton in Jones County.  In the Cape Fear River Basin, which includes Duplin County, many more waste pits have flooded and some breached, spilling hog waste and sludge into the Cape Fear […]

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  • SELC files suit against FERC on behalf of Sound Rivers

    On August 16th the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) filed suit on behalf of Sound Rivers and other groups against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for authorizing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) without proper consideration of the impacts or public need of the pipeline. The previous week FERC issued a stop work order to ACP […]

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  • Sound Rivers’ Swim Guide interns say goodbye!

    This summer Sound Rivers welcomed Katie McQuillan, an Environmental Science major at UNC Chapel Hill, to the Lower Neuse and Duncan Anderson, an Environmental Technology and Management Major at NC State, to the Tar-Pamlico as Water Quality Interns. For three months they coordinated our Swim Guide program, mapped sewage system overflows in the state, kept […]

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  • Fish kills reported this week

    Fish kills were reported in both the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins this week.  On Wednesday on the Neuse the fish kill could be seen between Flanners Beach and Slocum Creek. NC Division of Marine Fisheries estimates there were a couple thousand croakers, gizzard shad, pinfish, and menhaden. Another fish kill was reported Tuesday, August […]

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  • Clean Air and Water Advocates Launch Pipeline Monitoring Effort

    Group Will Watch Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction for Environmental Protection Violations Contact: Doug Jackson, Sierra Club, 202.495.3045, doug.jackson@sierraclub.org Forrest English, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper, 252.946.7211, pamtarrk@soundrivers.org Christine Ellis, Executive Director, Winyah Rivers, 843.267.3161, christine@winyahrivers.org Kemp Burdette, Cape Fear Riverkeeper, 910.264.8036, kemp@cfrw.us RALEIGH, NC (August 1, 2018)– Today, a group of clean air and water advocates announced they would monitor construction of the […]

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  • Read Lower Neuse Riverkeeper’s op-ed on industrial agriculture

    Your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, Katy Langley, wrote an op-ed for the New Bern Sun Journal in reponse to Rep. John Bell’s misinformed op-ed supporting industrial agriculture. Katy says, “This is not a fight of people versus farmers; it is a fight to force these companies to install better waste management systems that respects the rights […]

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  • Water Spotlight: The Lower Tar-Pamlico River

    By Forrest English The Albemarle-Pamlico estuary is the second largest estuarine complex in the lower 48 states. It also holds another interesting distinction as the largest lagoonal estuary in the world, due to the ecosystem created by the Outer Banks. The Tar-Pamlico River is one of 6 major rivers that flow into this estuary; an […]

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  • Summer 2018 Edition of “Currents” Out Now!

    The Summer 2018 edition of Sound Rivers’ quarterly newsletter, Currents, is headed out to members now! Want to read it early? You can download a digital copy here.

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  • Thank You New Bern West Marine!

    A huge thank you to the West Marine in New Bern, who donated 10% of sales from their March 17th Grand Opening celebration to Sound Rivers! Make sure you stop in and check out their new location at 3559 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, and tell them thank you for supporting clean water!  

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