• Fishing For Facts – 6/1/2017

    Fishing for Facts – June 1, 2017 Budget woes, plastic bags and crime waves among the trees of Jordan Lake? The North Carolina legislature’s time has been dominated in the past few weeks on budget negotiations. The Senate passed their version of the budget several weeks ago. Most notably, the Senate budget proposed very large […]

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  • Fishing for Facts – 5/11/2017

    Fishing For Facts- May 11, 2017 NC Senate Budget seeks further cuts to environmental agencies; House overrides Governor’s veto It’s been a rough two weeks for environmental and public health protection in North Carolina. Harmful bills have passed into law and the Senate’s newly released proposed budget cuts the Department of Environmental Quality funding by […]

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  • Lower Neuse RIVERKEEPER Travis Graves Says Goodbye

    I’m going to try not to be too sentimental, or ramble on, but the operative word here is ‘try’. After long debate, and with no small amount of heartache, my family and I have decided to embark on the next chapter of this adventure that is our lives. I began working with this organization in […]

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  • Action Alert: Tell Gov. Cooper to VETO H467

    Make your voice heard! House Bill 467 has passed the NC State Legislature, and is now on Governor Cooper’s desk. Please contact Governor Cooper’s office and respectfully ask that he veto H467, which puts the profits of polluting hog operations ahead of the health of nearby communities.   We sent an Action Alert about H467 when it […]

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  • Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Flight Report

      by Travis Graves, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Last Thursday, the 27th of April, I conducted an aerial investigation of the impending flood waters in the middle and upper Neuse basin areas. We flew to Jones County, following the Trent River where I saw some minor flooding in low lying areas along the Trent, but no […]

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  • We did it! THANK YOU for Helping Us Meet Our $10K Match!

    Thank you! You helped us meet our match! Your support means we’ll receive our $10,000 matching gift, and we could not be more thankful!

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  • Kids’ River Fest POSTPONED Due to Flooding

    We are sad to report that Kids River Fest, scheduled for Saturday at River Park North has been postponed due to projected Tar River flooding. We hope to reschedule the event in May or June. Please be sure to check the event’s Facebook page or back here for updates as we plan for a new […]

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  • Sound Rivers Marks 2nd Anniversary with $10k Match!

    Help Sound Rivers meet a generous $10k match, click here make a gift today! Sound Rivers is celebrating its second anniversary this April, with an annual meeting and giving challenge Annual Meeting will honor outstanding Sound Rivers volunteers – 4/19, 11:15am at 2760 W. Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC April 1, 2017 marks the second anniversary of […]

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  • Fishing for Facts – 4/13/17

    Fishing For Facts- April 13, 2017 It is no secret that clean water protections have been under assault in North Carolina for a number of years. Now at the federal level, we see an administration that will champion similar rollbacks to federal laws that protect our rivers, creeks, and streams. That’s why we launched Fishing […]

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  • Neuse Makes List of Most Endangered Rivers

    Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr was interviewed recently by WRAL, speaking to them about how industrial swine facilities, affected by Hurricane Matthew flooding, impacted our waterways. Check out the video above. According to American Rivers’ announcement on April 11th, two North Carolina rivers have made the “most endangered” list – the Neuse and Cape Fear. […]

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  • Sound Rivers’ Spring 2017 “Currents” Is Here!

    Our quarterly newsletter, Currents, is out in the mail this week! Read about fishing smart and eating smart, our partnership with ECU to research River Herring, Atlantic Coast Pipeline update, and more! You can also download a PDF of our newsletter here: SRI Spring 2017 Currents

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  • Why I Give, A Conversation with Dr. Alan Craig

    By Corinne Everett Belch, Director of Development I recently had a conversation with Sound Rivers supporter Dr. Alan Craig. Alan generously donated the proceeds from the sale of a car to our organization and the NC Coastal Land Trust. His $15,500 donation will help Sound Rivers purchase a new truck to replace one of our […]

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  • Action Alert: Tell Your NC House Rep “Vote NO on H467”

    Make your voice heard! Please contact your NC state legislator TODAY and urge them to vote AGAINST H467, which would put the profits of polluting hog operations ahead of the health of nearby communities. H467 would “prevent people living near the state’s numerous factory farms from recovering more than token damages in civil lawsuits where the […]

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  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline to Cross Sensitive Streams

    By Heather Deck, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline in Virginia and North Carolina. If constructed, the ACP will be owned, constructed and maintained by the Atlantic company, which is a partnership of Dominion Power, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and Southern Company Gas. The ACP […]

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  • Industrial Animal Operations Remain in the Spotlight

    By Travis Graves, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper There have been numerous new developments regarding Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in North Carolina, many of which revolve around Gov. Cooper’s new administration. On January 27, NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Secretary Michael Regan publically responded to a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency’s External Civil Rights […]

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