• Xylem Helps Sound Rivers with Invasive Species

    On Friday, October 5th, 13 volunteers from the Xylem company spent the morning with Sound Rivers executive director Heather Deck and the City of Raleigh’s Invasive plants coordinator, Leigh Bragassa. The crew worked for several hours removing invasive plants, like English ivy, from a forested riparian buffer along a small stream and part of the […]

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  • NC Legislature Overrides HB56 Veto

    The General Assembly voted to override Governor Cooper’s Veto of House Bill 56 yesterday, the environmental omnibus passed last month that appropriates only local funding for GenX testing on the Cape Fear River, weakens stormwater and solid waste regulations and repeals the Outer Banks’ plastic bag ban. When the Governor vetoed this bill, he stated, […]

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  • Safe Water: Drinking Water and Your Health

    by Heather Deck Emerging threats to our drinking water supply may make people feel like Coleridge’s ancient mariner, who lamented, “water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” The good news is that there are advocates working hard for us all and resources to help us make informed choices. Most recently, the news in the […]

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  • Duke Energy Violates the Law by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information

    Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Immediate Release: September 20, 2017 Contact: Matthew Starr, 919-961-2240 or upperneuserk@soundrivers.org Kathleen Sullivan, 919-945-7106 or ksullivan@selcnc.org   Duke Energy Violates the Law by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information Information Withheld for Coal Ash Sites across North Carolina   CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Local community groups across the […]

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  • Trent River CAFO Spill on August 31st

    On Thursday August 31, 2017, a spill into a waterway adjacent to Laniers’ Farms TBC, Inc. in Trenton, NC was reported to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Permit requirements state that spills must be reported within 24 hours of discovering the spill. A written report must be filed within 5 days of the […]

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  • Wine & Design Cruise A Success!

    Thank you so much to all who attended our first Sound Rivers Sunset Wine & Design Cruise on the Pamlico on August 11th. The event was a smashing success, and we couldn’t have done it without our wonderful sponsors: The Belle of Washington, Wine & Design Washington, The Wine Crate, The Meeting Place, Cotton Sails Designs, A1 Promo and Coastal Beverage Co!

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  • Action Alert: Stop Legislators From Giving Oil Companies Eminent Domain

    Science Dies, Fossil Fuel Interest Rise. Tell members to remove a handout to oil pipeline industry By Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper The North Carolina legislature is back in Raleigh today for the first of (3) of scheduled “special sessions”. Today, they are likely to bring up their annual “pollute the environment” legislation that they […]

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  • Volunteers Needed for Parasite Research!

    Help Dr. Blakeslee at ECU with her team’s research! From Dr. Blakeslee: We are collecting parasites from the small fish and snails that live in our tidal creeks using the collecting device below. We are interested in seeing if different types of shorelines have different kinds of parasites and what that can tell us about […]

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  • Action Alert: Tell Your Legislators – Sustain Gov. Cooper’s Veto!

    Governor Cooper recently vetoed H576, Allow Aerosolization of Leachate. (What we’ve been referring to as the “garbage juice” bill.) This bill would force the Department of Environment Quality to allow the spraying of landfill wastewater into the air (known as Aerosolization) without a permit. Whats even more troubling is that there is no science that […]

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  • Landscaping for Water Quality: How to Make a Backyard Rain Garden

    Last night Sound Rivers was honored to be a guest at Tryon Palace’s “Palace Pours” event, where we spoke about the Palace’s wonderful wetlands project outside the History Center. We wanted to make sure this tutorial on landscaping your yard for water quality was accessible to you! You can take a look below or download […]

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

    Our quarterly newsletter, Currents, is out now! Read about safe swimming, the invisible world of estuaries, a recap of our Earth Day cleanups and more! You can also download a PDF of our newsletter here: SRI Summer 2017 Currents

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  • New Beginnings, A Letter from the Director

    By Harrison Marks, Executive Director Four years ago I was pleased to join Sound Rivers’ predecessor organization, the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, following a long career in banking. My undergraduate focus was  a  cobbled  together  program  resembling  today’s environmental  science  programs, and  finding an opportunity to contribute business skills to protecting our natural resources was a […]

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  • The Invisible World of the Estuaries

    By Deborah Lichti I am an estuarine ecologist who studies the zooplankton and larval fish, and a PhD student at East Carolina University. I have been working for two years with Sound Rivers’ wonderful  staff  collecting  samples for my research. We received a grant in 2015 from the NC Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses program to […]

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  • Proposed Industrial Discharge to Upper Tar River

    It’s been a year since your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper announced  that  Novozymes  North  America,  an industrial corporation located in Franklin County, had applied for permits for a new wastewater discharge to the Tar River at Louisburg. The proposed discharge pipe is located within ¼ mile of the Town of Louisburg’s existing municipal wastewater discharge. As noted […]

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  • Sound Rivers To Begin New Grant Project

    Earlier this year, Sound Rivers partnered with several organizations on an application for North Carolina 205(j) Water Quality Management Planning Grants. We worked with the Mideast Commission Council of Governments, NC State University, Pitt Community College, Beaufort Community College, and Beaufort County Schools to plan for stormwater management. Sound Rivers and project partners will complete […]

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