• Clean Water Around the World

    By Katy Hunt, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Recently I had the good fortune to travel to Thailand. Traveling and learning about other cultures is one of my favorite hobbies. Despite the many differences around the world, there is one thing that unites us all; water. No matter how exciting or relaxing a trip may be, I […]

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  • A Holiday Message from Sound Rivers’ Director

    As I reflect over the past decade, I know that Sound Rivers is in the best position it can be to take on the serious challenges ahead. That has been made possible because of you, our members and supporters. Your gifts, your action, and your willingness to engage and educate your communities on tough issues […]

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  • Building Resilient Communities

    On October 29, 2018, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 80, highlighting North Carolina’s commitment to fight climate change and lead North Carolina’s transition to a clean energy economy. Section 9 of Executive Order 80 directs State Cabinet agencies to integrate climate adaptation and resiliency planning into their policies, programs, and operations. Section 9 also […]

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  • Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Making Impact on Stormwater

    Your Riverkeepers are respected voices for their rivers. Many call on their expertise and knowledge of the rivers to serve on local and regional committees, advisory boards, and policy stakeholder groups. Your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper, Matthew Starr, has been the chair of the Stormwater Management Advisory Commission for the City of Raleigh for almost 6 […]

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  • 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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