• Volunteer Spotlight: Cornelia McGee Anthony

    Cornelia McGee- Anthony has been a dedicated volunteer for Sound Rivers in Nash and Edgecombe Counties for 7 years, connecting Keep America Beautiful volunteers with cleanup opportunities through Sound Rivers.  She has a longstanding personal commitment to public service and support of education that has led her to dedicate her time to many worthy organizations, […]

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  • Why I Give, with Karen Polk

    By Corinne Everett Belch, Director of Development Karen Polk has been a sustaining supporter of Sound Rivers  for years. She first became aware of our mission when her son Sam learned about the Neuse Riverkeeper  Foundation in his studies at Exploris Middle School. At the time, Karen was going through the process to become a […]

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  • Coal Ash May Cost Customers

    Citizen action is needed to stop a provision that is likely to increase costs and potentially delay clean-up of Duke Energy coal ash ponds.   The NC General Assembly (GA) is proceeding with legislation (H374) that would eliminate one of three coal ash recycling projects required of Duke Energy by the 2014 Coal Ash Management […]

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  • Safe Water: A Mom’s Quest for Safe Fun On Our Waterways

    By Heather Deck, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper I have always enjoyed swimming in lakes, rivers and streams and have done so since my youth during our annual family camping trips. Now, I love to see the joy on my children’s faces as they do the same. As a mother, you want your children to be happy, experience […]

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  • Sound Rivers Hires New Lower Neuse Riverkeeper

    Katy Langley recently accepted the position of Lower Neuse Riverkeeper with Sound Rivers. She will be based in our New Bern office and will begin work on June 26th! Katy earned her B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of New Orleans in 2013. She did undergraduate research on Lake Pontchartrain, working closely […]

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  • Fishing for Facts – 6/13/2017

    Fishing for Facts – June 13, 2017 Keeping our Water Clean Requires $$ The North Carolina legislature’s time continues to be dominated on budget negotiations. The Senate passed their version of the budget several weeks ago and then wasted no time rejecting the House budget. The 47 House conferees and 25 Senate conferees can be […]

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  • Sound Rivers Featured on New Podcast

      Sound Rivers is featured on a new podcast! Episode 1 of The Dirt features Pastor Sylvester Williams and Chandra Taylor of the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) relaying the story of the East End community in Durham, North Carolina. A neighborhood comprised mostly of elderly people of color is seeking justice as construction of […]

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  • Sound Rivers’ Executive Director Announces Retirement

    Harrison Marks, Executive Director of Sound Rivers, announced his retirement from the organization to be effective later this year. Harrison said of his plans, “My wife, Suzie, and I are looking forward to a new adventure that will begin with a year on our boat, a lifelong dream.  The search for my replacement is well […]

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  • 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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