• BCCC and Sound Rivers start construction on new wetlands

    Beaufort County Community College and Sound Rivers broke ground on August 24 on a new wetland on BCCC’s campus to help clean and slow stormwater. The two institutions have partnered since 2017 to study ways to slow and clean the water coming off its rooftops and parking lots during heavy rainstorms. As part of its […]

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  • NC Attorney General Funds Sound Rivers Campus Stormwater Program

    In a press release this week, Attorney General Josh Stein announced Environmental Enhancement Grant (EEG) awards for environmental projects across the region. Sound Rivers has been awarded $100,000 to install best management practices on Wayne and Nash Community College campuses in partnership with NC State University The Attorney General noted, “This project will prevent and […]

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  • Upcoming Events Postponed: Clean Water Work Continues

    Sound Rivers has made the difficult decision to postpone all events scheduled until April 6th. We will continue to monitor the situation and heed advice from the North Carolina’s Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, we will work to keep you updated with ways to be involved remotely. As new information is […]

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  • Sound Rivers joins lawsuit over loss of clean water protections

    Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration today for eliminating longstanding Clean Water Act protections for the nation’s waters, including approximately half of all wetlands and potentially millions of miles of streams. The new rule allows polluters to pave over wetlands and to dump pesticides, mining waste, and other pollutants […]

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  • Now Hiring Summer Interns

    Sound Rivers is seeking a full-time intern who will work with a Riverkeeper coordinating volunteers, and collecting and analyzing water quality samples for the summer of 2020. This experience is an excellent opportunity for a public health, chemistry, biology, or environmental science student who wants to demonstrate skills in leadership and project management with measurable […]

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  • EPA Announces rule that attacks clean water protections

    Despite opposition from thousands of North Carolina residents, and strong  comments opposing the weakening changes by NC Attorney General Josh Stein and NC Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan, EPA announced today a final rule that guts long-established clean water protections.  As noted by our partners, the Southern Environmental Law Center in a release […]

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  • NC Settlement Results in Largest Coal Ash Cleanup in America

    A settlement agreement with Duke Energy was announced on January 2, 2020 that puts into place a comprehensive cleanup plan for all Duke Energy’s coal ash sites in North Carolina. The announcement came from our partners at the Southern Environmental Law Center, who reached the agreement on behalf of Sound Rivers and Appalachian Voices, Stokes […]

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  • A Riverkeeper’s Dedication: Protecting the Environment In and Out of the River

    By S. Wayne Miles, P.E., Stormwater Program Manager for the City of Raleigh Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper with Sound Rivers, has served on the City of Raleigh’s Stormwater Management Advisory Commission for six years with the last three as chair to the Commission. During this time, Matthew has been instrumental in carrying out many […]

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  • Updates on Impacts from Hurricane Dorian

    12PM September 6, 2019 Update Hurricane Dorian is finally moving away from the North Carolina coast. Major impacts occurred this morning on Ocracoke from Pamlico Sound side storm surge.  Overall, storm surge for inland areas, such as Washington and New Bern, were less than what was predicted. NC DEQ is advising to avoid contact with […]

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  • Blounts Creek Community Members Attend NC Court of Appeals Hearing

    Over twenty community members from Blounts Creek traveled to Raleigh on Wednesday, May 22nd to hear oral arguments on the long standing case of Sound Rivers vs. NC Department of Environmental Quality and Martin Marietta Materials. In late December 2017, a state court vacated a permit that would have allowed a proposed Martin Marietta Materials […]

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  • Now Hiring Summer Water Quality Interns

    Sound Rivers is seeking multiple full-time interns, who will work with a Riverkeeper coordinating volunteers, and collecting and analyzing water quality samples for the summer of 2019. This experience is an excellent opportunity for a public health, chemistry, biology, or environmental science student who wants to demonstrate skills in leadership and project management with measurable […]

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  • Stormwater Project to Begin in Greenville

    Stormwater Improvement Project Underway at Jaycee Park Greenville, NC, January 4, 2019- Work will begin Monday, January 7, 2018 to begin improvements on a failed stormwater detention pond at Jaycee Park in Greenville.  The City of Greenville Public Works Department, Recreation and Parks Department, and Sound Rivers have partnered with East Carolina University and NC […]

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  • Working for Clean Water – Impact 2018

    This year has sped by, and as we look toward the end of 2018, we want to thank you for all you do to preserve our region’s waterways! Your support of Sound Rivers and our three Riverkeepers means together we can build a clean water future for North Carolina. In 2018, Sound Rivers staff completed more […]

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  • Hurricane Florence Exposes Problems with Wastewater Infrastructure

    By Forrest English On September 14th Hurricane Florence hit eastern North Carolina, hitting some areas with record storm surges from the ocean, pummeling the coast with tree toppling high winds, and dumping an awful lot of rain in every part of our watersheds. The storm surge and the huge amounts of rain combined to create […]

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  • Spotlight- The Lower Neuse River

    By Katy Hunt, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper The Neusiok word, “Neuse,” means peace. Floating down the river or fishing from the bank is very peaceful, though the water quality of the Neuse is quite tumultuous. The Neuse Basin has so much to offer by way of recreation, economics, and tourism, and is a drinking water resource […]

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