• 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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  • Live @ The City Laundry Wins 2018 Taste of Coastal Carolina!

    Thank you so much to everyone who attended the 2018 Taste of Coastal Carolina, which was a wonderful success! Check out the wonderful photo gallery in the New Bern Sun Journal here. A special thank you to all the restaurants who participated in this year’s event. These local businesses are great supporters of your rivers, and […]

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  • Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers Needed!

    Sound Rivers is looking for volunteers to help with our new water quality monitoring program this summer! Help collect and analyze water samples for harmful levels of fecal bacteria to monitor where it is safe to swim in our watershed. Data collected will provide easily available up to date information on safety and watershed health […]

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  • Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Needs a Volunteer!

    Regular Volunteer position available: The Lower Neuse Riverkeeper is looking for a volunteer to assist with regular water quality sampling. The Riverkeeper conducts regular monitoring of surface waters throughout Jones, Lenoir, and Craven counties. To continue this monitoring, a volunteer is needed on a semi-regular basis to collect water samples. This is a great opportunity […]

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  • Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Responds to Proposed Gen X Legislation

    The NC Senate has released proposed legislation they say will provide more funding for response to the chemical Gen X, found in drinking water in Wilmington and elsewhere along the Cape Fear River last year. Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr responded to this legislation, saying, “The Senate version of the GenX bill is a classic […]

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  • ACCESS 2040 – An Alternative to 540 Extension

    Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Immediate Release, February 8, 2018 CONTACT:  Kym Hunter, Southern Environmental Law Center – 919 967 1450   Less Costly, Comprehensive Alternative to $2.2 Billion Extension of 540 Toll Road by Engineer Released   CHAPEL HILL, N.C – On behalf of Sound Rivers and Clean Air Carolina, the […]

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  • Taste of Coastal Carolina Tickets On Sale Now!

    The 15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina is back March 13th, 2018! This great event is filled with food, friends, and fun. Taste unique cuisine from 25+ local chefs, enjoy beer and wine (plus tastings from Mutual Distributing and Uptown Brewery!), and support clean water – all while voting for your favorites! Get more information […]

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