• 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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  • Neuse Fish Kills Prompt Concern

    by Katy Hunt, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper We are in week 3 of the fish kill happening in the Neuse Estuary. Reports have been coming in for weeks of dead fish floating on the surface of the river in the Carolina Pines, Fairfield Harbor, Kennels Beach, and Slocum Creek areas. According to the NC Department of […]

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  • Paddle for Clean Water: A truly epic adventure

    by Heather Deck, Executive Director It was a beautiful spring day in April 2005 when I found myself on the banks of the Tar River in Granville County. I had just finished hauling my 9 foot kayak with all that I would need to survive the next 2 weeks down the trail to a spot […]

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  • Follow Along on the Tour de Tar!

    Tour De Tar Launches 10/8! Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber will be launching their kayaks into the Tar River on Thursday, October 8th, for a journey we’re calling “Tour de Tar.” Jill and Clay will paddle the length of the Tar, pulling out at High Water Social in Washington on […]

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  • Major Gift Establishes Memorial Water Quality Fund

    A new Sound Rivers Water Quality Monitoring Fund was established in memory of Gene Pate to preserve the long-term health and vitality of the Pamlico and Neuse River watersheds and the families who live, work and recreate in the communities that he loved. The Water Quality Fund will allow Sound Rivers to expand sampling programs […]

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

    Job Posting Closed: We are no longer accepting applications 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. […]

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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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  • 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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