• Neuse River Rising

    One-hundred, fifty miles of the Neuse River in 11 days — that’s what awaits Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell starting Wednesday, Sept. 28. The adventure they’re calling the Neuse River Rising will take them from Smithfield Town Commons to New Bern’s Lawson Creek Park by kayak. “Neuse River Rising is about […]

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  • ‘Publix Serves’ up Trash Trout litter

    Employees of the New Bern Publix descended upon Duffyfield Canal last week to clean out the Trash Trout. The event was part of Publix Serves, an annual service day for employees, and the second year the grocery store has partnered with Sound Rivers. Last year, a clean-up was held on the banks of the Trent […]

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  • Exploris School students get Riverkeeping intro

    Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop introduced middle-school students to the world of Riverkeepers during a presentation this week at The Exploris School in Raleigh. Located in downtown Raleigh for more than 20 years, The Exploris School is a diverse learning community that engages students through community partnerships and experiential, project-based learning built around four core pillars: […]

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  • ‘A Neuse Night Out’ a smashing success!

    The Old Theater was awash in Neuse River-lovers last Saturday for “A Neuse Night Out” in Oriental. First up was screening of “A Sound River,” Sound Rivers’ 40th-anniversary short film, followed by a Q&A with Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and Sound Rivers’ Staff Scientist Katy Hunt. “It was a good turnout, and the Q&A was […]

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  • Riverkeepers reveal investigation behind Legacy Biogas spill

    Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop sat down this week with Wendy Card, editor-in-chief of New Bern Now, to talk about the White Oak Farms/Legacy Biogas spill in Wayne County. Listen in as they reveal how they discovered the spill, the investigation that followed and the many questions remaining about transparency and […]

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  • TAR RIVER, RESCUED

    Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell joined 40 volunteers last Saturday to remove more than 800 pounds of trash in and along the banks of the Tar River in Rocky Mount. “There was a great turnout in Rocky Mount for the river clean up, with both seasoned paddlers and kids who had never been in a kayak […]

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  • N.C. State, Sound Rivers partner for Little Rock Creek Study

    Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop has teamed up with N.C. State University and the Walnut Creek Wetlands Center to study the health of Little Rock Creek in Raleigh. The team includes Dr. Angela Allen, Director of Environmental Technology and Management for N.C. State’s College of Natural Resources, her students and volunteers from the neighborhood surrounding Walnut […]

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  • Neuse River Rising an epic Riverkeepers’ paddle

    One-hundred, fifty miles of the Neuse River in 11 days. That’s the journey Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell will embark on Sept. 28. From Smithfield to New Bern, through cities and endless, swampy lowlands, the two will experience more than half the Neuse River by kayak. “Neuse River Rising is about […]

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  • Oriental’s Old Theater to host ‘A Neuse Night Out’

    The Old Theater in Oriental will launch “A Neuse Night Out” with a screening of “A Sound River,” a short film celebrating decades of environmental activism for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico rivers. The film will be played at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and is free to the public. “A Sound River” documents the history […]

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  • El derrame tóxico de Wayne Co. expone la falta de transparencia del NCDEQ

    LEA LA CARTA DE SELC/SOUND RIVERS A NCDEQ AQUI (en ingles). Un gran derrame de espuma tóxica en una instalación de biogás y una operación industrial porcina del condado de Wayne contaminó el aire, las aguas subterráneas y las aguas superficiales durante semanas este verano, y la agencia estatal encargada de su regulación no notificó […]

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  • Wayne Co. toxic spill exposes lack of NCDEQ transparency

    LEE ESTE ARTICULO EN ESPANOL AQUI. READ THE SELC/SOUND RIVERS LETTER TO DEQ HERE. A major spill of toxic foam at a Wayne County biogas facility and industrial swine operation polluted air, groundwater and surface water for weeks this summer, and the state agency charged with its regulation failed to notify the public. Read the […]

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  • Get your 2022 Oyster Roast tickets here!

    Sound Rivers’ 35th-annual Oyster Roast tickets are on sale now We’ll be shucking under the stars in Washington on Nov. 12, so bring your appetite for all-you-can-eat steamed oysters, chili, chowder and more! With steamed oysters served on plywood tables — strung with thousands of lights overhead — on the Washington Civic Center grounds outside […]

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  • Trash Trouts emptied out — again!

    What became very clear shortly after Trash Trout were installed on Jack’s Creek in Washington and Duffyfield Canal in New Bern is that when it rains, it pours a lot of trash into your creeks … which lead to your rivers. A trio of New Bern volunteers — Pamela Jean, Lori Gaskins and Roger Montgomery […]

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  • Riverkeepers take to the IMAX screen at NC conference

    Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop lit up the IMAX stage this week at the North Carolina Conservation Network Conference. The two participated in a “Lightning Round of Successes” for conference attendees, with conservation organizations highlighting a recent success they’ve celebrated. For Jill and Sam, that was a few land-use victories: Sam […]

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  • SCIENCE SPOTLIGHT: PFAS

    Sound Rivers’ Staff Scientist Katy Hunt is on the hunt for “forever chemicals” on the Neuse!

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