• Sound Rivers Marks 2nd Anniversary with $10k Match!

    Help Sound Rivers meet a generous $10k match, click here make a gift today! Sound Rivers is celebrating its second anniversary this April, with an annual meeting and giving challenge Annual Meeting will honor outstanding Sound Rivers volunteers – 4/19, 11:15am at 2760 W. Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC April 1, 2017 marks the second anniversary of […]

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  • Fishing for Facts – 4/13/17

    Fishing For Facts- April 13, 2017 It is no secret that clean water protections have been under assault in North Carolina for a number of years. Now at the federal level, we see an administration that will champion similar rollbacks to federal laws that protect our rivers, creeks, and streams. That’s why we launched Fishing […]

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  • Neuse Makes List of Most Endangered Rivers

    Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr was interviewed recently by WRAL, speaking to them about how industrial swine facilities, affected by Hurricane Matthew flooding, impacted our waterways. Check out the video above. According to American Rivers’ announcement on April 11th, two North Carolina rivers have made the “most endangered” list – the Neuse and Cape Fear. […]

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

    Our quarterly newsletter, Currents, is out in the mail this week! Read about fishing smart and eating smart, our partnership with ECU to research River Herring, Atlantic Coast Pipeline update, and more! You can also download a PDF of our newsletter here: SRI Spring 2017 Currents

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  • Why I Give, A Conversation with Dr. Alan Craig

    By Corinne Everett Belch, Director of Development I recently had a conversation with Sound Rivers supporter Dr. Alan Craig. Alan generously donated the proceeds from the sale of a car to our organization and the NC Coastal Land Trust. His $15,500 donation will help Sound Rivers purchase a new truck to replace one of our […]

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  • Action Alert: Tell Your NC House Rep “Vote NO on H467”

    Make your voice heard! Please contact your NC state legislator TODAY and urge them to vote AGAINST H467, which would put the profits of polluting hog operations ahead of the health of nearby communities. H467 would “prevent people living near the state’s numerous factory farms from recovering more than token damages in civil lawsuits where the […]

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  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline to Cross Sensitive Streams

    By Heather Deck, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline in Virginia and North Carolina. If constructed, the ACP will be owned, constructed and maintained by the Atlantic company, which is a partnership of Dominion Power, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and Southern Company Gas. The ACP […]

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  • Industrial Animal Operations Remain in the Spotlight

    By Travis Graves, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper There have been numerous new developments regarding Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in North Carolina, many of which revolve around Gov. Cooper’s new administration. On January 27, NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Secretary Michael Regan publically responded to a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency’s External Civil Rights […]

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  • Safe Water: Fish Smart, Eat Smart

    By Matt Buttler & Matthew Starr Seafood is an important part of any diet. Fish and shellfish are a great source of protein and nutrients, and are low in saturated fat. A well-balanced diet that includes seafood can be good for heart health, growth, and development. Some fish, however, may contain chemicals that could lead […]

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  • Sound Rivers Announces 2017 Annual Meeting

    NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Sound Rivers, Inc. will hold its Annual Meeting on April 19 in Greenville, NC.  The meeting will begin at 11:15 AM at the Eastern Area Health Education Center located at 2760 W. Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC  27834. In addition to a review of 2016 performance, a number of volunteer awards will […]

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  • Bill Hines to Paddle 190 Miles of the Neuse

    We always enjoy hearing about people exploring our waterways here at Sound Rivers. Bill Hines, a longtime Sound Rivers volunteer, will be leading a paddling trip down the Neuse River this month – but not just any paddling trip. This excursion will last seven days – from April 9th to April 15th – and will […]

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  • Action Alert: Tell NC House to Amend SB131

    Action Alert! Please contact your House member and ask them to remove Section 3.13 from Senate Bill 131. This section opens the door for 300 feet or any stream and river to be destroyed without consequence. Read more about SB131 HERE. You can use this brief script when you call: Hi Rep._____, I am   your […]

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  • SB131 Threatens Rivers

    Last week the House Regulatory Reform Committee passed Senate Bill 131 (SB131). The bill does two things that, if passed, will have very negative outcomes for our rivers and streams. First, this bill will allow for twice the amount of river length to be destroyed. Currently a developer can destroy 150 feet of stream or […]

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  • Sound Rivers & SELC File Motion Against CAFO Pollution

    For Release: March 14, 2017 Contacts: Geoff Gisler, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center, 919-967-1450 or ggisler@selcnc.org Will Hendrick, Staff Attorney, Waterkeeper Alliance, 919-839-6011 or whendrick@waterkeeper.org Harrison Marks, Executive Director, Sound Rivers, 252-946-7211 or Harrison@soundrivers.org Industrial Hog Operation Murphy-Brown Refuses to Clean up Its Pollution in Three Eastern North Carolina River Basins   CHAPEL HILL, […]

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  • NC Senate Bill Hurts Waterways

    The NC Senate has taken a step to weaken protections for our state’s waterways with its recent Senate Bill 131. Under this bill, the length of stream developers can harm or destroy before having to mitigate the damage they cause will be doubled. According to NC Policy Watch, “Senate Bill 131 could benefit not only the entire […]

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