• WNCT 9 on Your Side Talks to Lower Neuse Riverkeeper About CAFOS

    Your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, Katy Langley, was interviewed by WNCT about the hog waste produced by Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in Eastern North Carolina. CAFOs produce large amounts of animal waste that is then sprayed on fields, making its way into our rivers and causing a myriad of environmental issues. These CAFOs also release […]

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  • Sound Rivers & Center for Biological Diversity Sue Over 540 Expansion

    RALEIGH, N.C – On behalf of Sound Rivers and the Center for Biological Diversity, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina challenging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s illegal approval of the $2.2 billion 540 toll highway. The proposed highway would […]

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  • ACP Update: Permit Invalidated by 4th Circuit

    On Tuesday, May 15th, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of our friends at the Defenders of Wildlife, Virginia Wilderness Committee, and the Sierra Club, invalidating a key federal authorization needed for continued construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cross both the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds, as […]

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  • Meet the Interns!

    Katie and Duncan will be interning with Sound Rivers this summer, in our New Bern and Washington offices, respectively. Welcome, we’re glad you’re part of the team! Katie McQuillian is joining Sound Rivers as a summer Swim Guide Intern for the lower Neuse River. As a Swim Guide intern, Katie works with citizen scientists to […]

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  • Smithfield ordered to pay $50 million for hog farm nuisance

    Your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper, Matthew Starr, posted to Facebook on Sunday, “A huge victory against pollution from industrial animal agriculture in North Carolina. The millions in damages Smithfield Foods must pay would be more than enough to invest in safer, more sustainable waste management technology—it is cheaper for industry to not pollute!” Last week a […]

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  • Greenville Kids River Fest This Saturday!

    Spring is here! And that means it’s time for Sound Rivers’ annual Kids River Fest in Greenville at River Park North. Come enjoy a day outside at this free, family-friendly event full of fun activities to help kids learn about and enjoy their waterways. The event activities include kayaking, fishing, bounce house, planetarium shows, reptile shows, […]

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  • Earth Day Weekend River Cleanups Successful!

    Over Earth Day Weekend, hundreds of volunteers pulled over 2 tons of trash from across both the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins! Bank of America employees worked with Sound Rivers to clean up the Neuse in Raleigh on Friday, April 20. Hundreds gathered in Greenville, Rocky Mount, Washington and Tarrboro for the Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Cup. Greenville […]

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  • Spotlight: The Upper Neuse

    by Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper As the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper or as anyone who has paid attention to the news over the years, it’s easy to get lost in the negativity around all the pollution threats that the Neuse River faces. As the list of those threats grows it’s important to remember to enjoy […]

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  • Spring 2018 Issue of Currents Available Now!

    Our spring 2018 issue of our quarterly newsletter, Currents, is out now! You may have received your copy in the mail – if you’d like to read it digitally, click the link for the the .PDF version below! Currents Spring 2018 Haven’t received a Currents in your mailbox? Email corinne@soundrivers.org to get on our print […]

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  • Rainy but great day at Kinston Kids River Fest

                        Sound Rivers partnered with the Neuseway Nature Park in Kinston to host the first-ever Kinston Kids Riverfest on Saturday, April 7th. Despite a stormy forecast and a rather dreary afternoon, almost 350 people came out to the park to enjoy all the free entertainment. In […]

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  • Update on Kinston Oil Spill

    by Katy Langley, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper On April 2nd an oil spill was reported in Kinston along the Neuse River; a similar incident had occurred on March 7th in the same location. According to Lenoir County Emergency Management, it is believed the oil came from a garage that does oil changes. Since it cannot be […]

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  • Kinston Kids River Fest This Weekend!

    Sound Rivers Annual Hosts Free Family Fun Day in Kinston Contact: Katy Langley, 252-637-7972 or lowerneuserk@soundrivers.org Heather Deck, 252-946-7211 or heather@soundrivers.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2018 (New Bern, NC) – Sound Rivers will host its first annual Kids River Fest at the Neuseway Nature Center this Saturday, April 7th, from 10 am to 2 pm. […]

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  • New Bern & Washington Aveda Salons Benefit Sound Rivers!

    Need a little pampering, or considering a new hairstyle? Visit an Aveda Salon in New Bern or Washington this month to support Sound Rivers! 10% of sales at  Magnolia Jane Salon and Capelli Salon will go to support Sound Rivers and the work of your Riverkeepers in April. As a bonus, these proceeds will be MATCHED by our generous supporters as […]

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  • Lawsuit aims to protect NC endangered species

    “These valuable species are under constant threat and deserve the protection provided under the Endangered Species Act. There are currently two mega pollution projects that will be devastating to these species if immediate action is not taken to ensure their protection. We can not sit idly by and allow these species to become extinct, the […]

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  • Support Clean Water – Help Sound Rivers Meet Our Match!

      This April several generous donors are matching all gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $15,000 -and we only have until April 30th to reach our $15,000 goal! All gifts count towards this match – which means your support will have twice the impact! Your gifts mean your Riverkeepers can: Conduct investigations and stop […]

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