• Court Rules Funds Rightfully Belong to Enviro Groups

    We are very pleased with the decision and grateful to SELC for their efforts. The EEG grant program provides non-profits, universities, and local governments resources to fix long-standing environmental problems and conserve land for the public’s benefit. These funds are critical in addressing pollution issues to our waterways that Smithfield Foods has created with their […]

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  • Missed the Facebook Live with Clay? Watch It Here!

    Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator, Clay Barber, talked about his work with Sound Rivers, answered your questions, and serenaded us with his guitar this Tuesday! If you missed it live, you can watch it below:  

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  • Missed A Facebook Live This Week? Watch It Here!

    It’s “Get to know your Riverkeeper” week here at Sound Rivers, and your Riverkeepers are hosting Facebook Lives Tuesday – Thursday at 11:30am ET! Missed one of them, or don’t have Facebook? Watch below!

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  • How To Reach Us While Sound Rivers’ Offices Are Closed

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been rotating staff in and out of our small offices in order to practice social distancing. However, the latest information has led us to the difficult decision to close our three offices during Governor Cooper’s Stay-at-home order. Currently the Governor’s order is set to expire on April 30th, but […]

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  • Support Your Amazing Taste Restaurants (and Oyster Roast Breweries!) During COVID-19

    In March, our Taste of Coastal Carolina restaurants came together to show their incredible support for clean water. Days later, our communities changed rapidly, and it’s time to show our support for these amazing businesses as we are able. Though restaurants and bars are now closed to dine-in traffic, many are offering takeout, curbside orders, […]

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  • A Message from Sound Rivers’ Executive Director

    During these uncertain times, Sound Rivers will continue our operations as we are able, though all our offices are closed to the public. We are keeping the safety of our staff and our communities at the forefront of our thoughts as we move forward. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by […]

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  • Thank you for making Taste of Coastal Carolina a huge success!

    A big thank you to the clean water supporters who joined local restaurants, local breweries, culinary student volunteers, and Sound Rivers’ staff and Board on Tuesday night to celebrate our rivers will enjoying delicious food, beer, and wine! For photos of the event from the Havelock News, click here! The Flame Catering & Banquet Center took […]

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  • Sound Rivers’ Board of Directors Asks NC Leaders to Fight for Clean Water

    Last week the Sound Rivers Board sent a join letter to the Governor, NC DEQ Secretary Michael Regan, and Attorney General Josh Stein: February 21 2020 Dear Governor Cooper, Secretary Regan, and Attorney General Stein: Sound Rivers (SRI) is a non-profit organization that works to guard the health and natural beauty of both the Neuse […]

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  • Your Reports Lead to Change!

    Your Pamlico-Tar RIVERKEEPER® Jill Howell responded to a community complaint in November, when a local paddler saw a newly constructed culvert (concrete pipe) on the banks of the Tar, whose construction had impacted the buffer and caused erosion along the streambank down to the water’s edge.   Jill investigated the issue and reported it to the NC […]

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  • 2019 – A Year In Clean Water

    Happy New Year’s Eve! As we reflect back on 2019 here at Sound Rivers, we know that all we accomplished this year was because of YOU! We continued our successful Swim Guide program, expanding to Raleigh and Kinston; we broke ground on new stormwater mitigation projects in partnerships with area schools; we reached a groundbreaking […]

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  • Fishing for Facts: What to Know About the Clean Water Act

    As we head into 2020, we are going to be hearing more about the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Waters of the United States (WOTUS), the rule that defines which bodies of water are protected under the CWA. So, we need to start with some basic understanding of what the CWA, as currently written, does […]

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  • Winter Edition of Currents Newsletter

    Sound Rivers’ quarterly newsletter Currents is out now! If you’re currently on our mailing list, you should be receiving yours in the mail any day. Not on the mailing list or don’t want to wait? Read the digital copy here: Currents Winter 2019-2020 To sign up for our mailing list email info@soundrivers.org.

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  • 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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