• 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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  • Action Alert: Update NC’s Pollution Spill Notification System to Keep People and Waterways Safe

    Raw human waste entering our communities and streams is a big concern, both for water quality and public health. Over 844 million gallons of untreated sewage was spilled or dumped into North Carolina’s public waterways between 2002-2017, according to a review by your Riverkeepers at Sound Rivers. The analysis found very few penalties were levied […]

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  • Swim Guide Sites Highlight: Blounts Bay, River Bend, Milburnie Park 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! Blounts Bay, Pamlico River Blount’s Bay is located […]

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  • Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Facebook Live 7-8-20: Sound Rivers & Environmental Justice

    Jill Howell, your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper, went Live on Facebook this week to talk about Environmental Justice and what Sound Rivers is doing to work towards it. Check it out below! Have questions but didn’t get a chance to ask them on Facebook? Email info@soundrivers.org and we’ll be happy to answer. Thanks for watching! Sound Rivers […]

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  • Huge Win: Dominion and Duke Energy Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    Sunday, July 5th, 2020, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced they would cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and we at Sound Rivers are overjoyed at this wonderful news that will keep your waterways out of danger from this project. This pipeline was not needed to meet the energy demands of North Carolinians. It would have […]

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  • Flooding of Blounts Creek with Martin Marietta’s Mine Wastewater before N.C. Supreme Court

    Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Release: July 2, 2020 Contacts: Kathleen Sullivan, SELC, 919-945-7106 or ksullivan@selcnc.org Flooding of Blounts Creek with Martin Marietta’s Mine Wastewater before N.C. Supreme Court CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— On behalf of Sound Rivers and the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a […]

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  • Swim Guide Sites Highlight: Cypress Landing, Core Creek Landing, Falls of Neuse 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! Cypress Landing, Chocowinity Bay This week’s Tar-Pamlico Basin […]

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  • Swim Guide Sites Highlight: Mason’s Landing, Cow Pen Landing, Upper Barton Creek

    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! Mason’s Landing, Tar River Mason’s Landing is a boat landing access area located on Tranters Creek/downstream on the Tar that is managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. […]

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  • Action Alert: Public Comment Period Open for ACP Permit

    On October 13, 2020 Duke Energy and Dominion Energy’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) certificate authorizing construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) will expire. Issued three years earlier, the certificate prohibits any construction after that date. With just a few miles of pipeline in the ground six years after originally announcing the project, and […]

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