• Fall 2019 Edition of Currents Newsletter Out Now!

    Did you receive your Fall 2019 Currents in the mail? If not, read a digital copy below! Fall 2019 Currents Want to stay up to date with Sound Rivers? You can email development@soundrivers.org to get on the list for future newsletters!

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  • Tar-Pamlico Water Trail/Camping Platform Update

    by Clay Barber, Environmental Projects Coordinator Camping platform construction is well-underway at the McGhee Farm site in Franklinton, NC, and is expected to be completed by mid-October. Our next platform will be located on the outside bend of a beautiful section of river, just behind the Franklinton Center at Bricks (FCAB) in Whitakers, NC, with […]

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  • Volunteers Needed for Oyster Roast!

    The 34th Annual Tar-Pamlico Oyster Roast coming up on November 9th, and we need volunteers! Volunteer opportunities include setup on November 8th, setup during the day on November 9th, volunteering for check-in, oyster serving, and other jobs during the event on November 9th*, and helping break-down the event on November 10th. (See full list below.) […]

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  • Large fish kill reported on the Pamlico

    By Jill Howell, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper We received initial reports, from folks out on the water over the weekend, of dead fish near Goose Creek State Park and Blount’s Creek. We notified the state, who responded yesterday afternoon. According to their investigation report, approximately 144,183 menhaden died. Aphanomyces invadans, a water mold, is suspected as the […]

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  • Oyster Roast Tickets – On Sale Now!

    Oyster Roast is back on November 9th, and tickets are on sale now – here! Get your tickets soon – this event regularly sells out and you don’t want to miss unlimited oysters served under the stars, local craft beer (from Duck Rabbit, Brewery Bhavana, Uptown Brewing Company, and Billy Beer), chili and chowder, and […]

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  • Checking in on Jaycee Park, an innovative stormwater solution

    Clay Barber, our new Environmental Projects Coordinator, went out with your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper this week to check on our Jaycee Park wetland’s current condition after it’s had a while to do its job filtering stormwater runoff. Clay says, “We want to help the city of Greenville educate people on the function and purpose of constructed wetlands, and […]

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  • Sound Rivers and partners reach groundbreaking settlement with NCDOT

    This week Sound Rivers reached a momentous settlement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation over their proposed 540 expansion in Wake County. As a result of this settlement, changes to the project will be made, greatly reducing its impact on your environment, including your waterways. This balanced agreement provides for expanded mobility options in […]

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  • Sound Rivers’ Campus Stormwater Program Goes to Craven Summit

    by Katy Hunt, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Sound Rivers recently led a Stormwater workshop for Craven County teachers at the 2019 Craven Summit. This was the second year Sound Rivers participated in the summit; last year, four teachers attended the workshop taught by Maria McDaniel from A Time for Science. This year, 21 teachers from 8 […]

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  • Swim Guide Results in Upper Neuse Prompt Concerns

    Sound Rivers’ popular summer Swim Guide program has Raleigh-area residents and visitors concerned about their water quality, after several sites on the Upper Neuse had high levels of bacteria for two weeks in a row. Swim Guide intern Laurel Holloman spoke with several news outlets about the results, which you can check out below. Swim […]

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  • Thanks For A Great Cleanup In Rocky Mount!

    Nearly 50 volunteers (and one cat) came out on Saturday, July 13th, to paddle and clean the Tar River at Rocky Mount! Despite the oppressive heat, volunteers pulled nearly TWO TONS of trash from the river and its banks, filling an entire flatbed truck. After the cleanup, volunteers met back up at Rocky Mount Mills […]

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  • Action Alert: Support Protection of Endangered Species in Your Watershed!

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing two new aquatic species, the Neuse River waterdog and the Carolina madtom, which only live in North Carolina, for protection under the Endangered Species Act. We need you to comment in support of their protection today! Your voice is needed in support of these robust protections […]

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  • Welcome Jillian Howell, New Environmental Projects Manager!

    Help us welcome Jillian Howell! Jill joined the Sound Rivers team this week as our new Environmental Project Manager. She grew up in Saugus, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, and received a B.A. in environmental studies and global studies from Colby College. Jill worked for five years as a project scientist for environmental consulting firm ATC Group Services, […]

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  • Sound Rivers Swim Guide Protects You This Summer!

    Swim Guide is BACK on the Neuse & Tar-Pamlico – this year with Raleigh and Kinston sites as well! Make sure you check in each Friday this summer for weekly water quality reports to keep you in the know about your waterways. See below of a map of the sites we’re monitoring (minus Kinston sites) […]

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  • Action Alert: Tell NC Legislators to Protect You, Not Polluters

    Despite proof of the harms of pollution from industrial animal production on Eastern North Carolina, some legislators are currently attempting to hide the impacts of industrial swine facilities and change laws that will further exacerbate their pollution. Senate Bill 315, North Carolina Farm Act of 2019, seeks to add exemptions for many agricultural documents from public records laws, […]

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  • Action Alert: State Budget Should Reduce Pollution Not Concentrate It

    Representative Jimmy Dixon recently proposed an amendment to the budget that diverts money from a cost share program that has been successfully working for years to reduce pollution on farms throughout the state. Rep. Dixon’s amendment was passed and is now included in the budget. This section funnels some of that funding ($450K) from the […]

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