• 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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  • Welcome Jillian Howell, New Environmental Projects Manager!

    Help us welcome Jillian Howell! Jill joined the Sound Rivers team this week as our new Environmental Project Manager. She grew up in Saugus, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, and received a B.A. in environmental studies and global studies from Colby College. Jill worked for five years as a project scientist for environmental consulting firm ATC Group Services, […]

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  • Sound Rivers Swim Guide Protects You This Summer!

    Swim Guide is BACK on the Neuse & Tar-Pamlico – this year with Raleigh and Kinston sites as well! Make sure you check in each Friday this summer for weekly water quality reports to keep you in the know about your waterways. See below of a map of the sites we’re monitoring (minus Kinston sites) […]

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  • Volunteers Gather for New Bern River Cleanup

    By Katy Hunt, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Sound Rivers held our annual Spring Cleanup on May 4th at Lawson Park in New Bern. What started out as a gray and slightly dreary morning turned into a fun day on the water collecting trash!  It was nice to see old friends who have participated in every cleanup, […]

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  • Craven County Campus Stormwater Project Approved for Phase 2

    For the past two years, Sound Rivers has been partnering with Craven County Schools and the Epiphany School on an innovative Campus Stormwater Project. This grant funded project seeks to mitigate stormwater runoff from campuses, while providing an outdoor classroom learning experience for students. Engineers from NC State University have surveyed each of the participating […]

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  • Volunteering for Change

    by Christina Marshen On September 19, 2005, I was driving home from work and got hit by a drunk driver.  I start my story there not to induce sympathy or guilt, but because it is a pivotal piece in why I do what I do now.  After this accident, my whole world changed, as did […]

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  • Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Visits Hog Farm

    Last week, your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr was invited by Tom Butler to visit his industrial animal operation, Butler Farms. Tom and Matthew spoke about Tom’s efforts to implement best practices for the environment at his facility. Butler Farms is still a “CAFO” (concentrated animal feeding operation), and it’s still a pollution threat to […]

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  • Tiny Tornado takes the Peppermill Trophy at 2019 Taste!

    The 16th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina was a great success on March 12th! The community came together to enjoy local food, beer, wine, and coffee – all while supporting Sound Rivers and clean water. At the end of the evening, attendees voted and the Best of Taste of Coastal Carolina were chosen! 1st – […]

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  • Join our team! Sound Rivers Seeks Environmental Project Manager

    We’re hiring for the position of Environmental Projects Manager. Sound Rivers has a long tradition of clean water advocacy, protecting and preserving the health and viability of the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse Rivers. This position is based in our Washington, North Carolina office. Job Objective The Environmental Project Manager oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of Sound Rivers’ […]

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  • Proposed changes to Clean Water Act will gut protections

    This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  released a proposal to dramatically cut back protections to wetlands and waterways that we all depend on for drinking water, fishing, and recreation. Your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper says of this news, “This rollback of where the Clean Water Act applies is sold as undoing an Obama rule, but is really rolling […]

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  • THANK YOU! We met our $5k #GivingTuesday Match!

      Thank you so much! Your support helped us raise more than $8,000, exceeding our $5000 goal for #Giving Tuesday on November 27th! Your online giving broke Sound Rivers records and helped us get our match. We are so humbled by your incredible generosity. Thank you for supporting your Riverkeepers and the important work they […]

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  • Help Us Meet Our Giving Tuesday $5000 Match!

    Today only, for Giving Tuesday, our Board of Directors, along with Rod Cantrell of Edward Jones Investing, have offered to match all donations, up to $5000! You can support your Riverkeepers® and donate to Sound Rivers to help us meet this match – but hurry, we only have until midnight on Tuesday! Please donate HERE before midnight to help us meet […]

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  • Coal Ash contaminating the Neuse? Duke Energy and DEQ say no.

    The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Duke Energy said this week that coal ash from their HF Lee plant in Goldsboro did leak, but their sampling results indicate the coal ash is not currently contaminating the Neuse River. However, results from sampling done by your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper, Matthew Starr, directly after Hurricane […]

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