• Earth Day Cleanup nets half a ton of trash

    The Earth Day cleanup on the Tar River in Greenville brought out over 75 people who picked up more than half a ton of trash from the land and water. Sound Rivers partnered in the first large-scale cleanup of the year with East Carolina University’s The Coastal Society, Pirates on the Water and Water Resources […]

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  • Sound Rivers joins Earth Day press conference introducing new legislation

    RALEIGH — Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell was on hand at an Earth Day press conference at the state capital, where legislation demanding environmental protections and investments in renewable energy was introduced. On April 22, Howell joined members of the North Carolina General Assembly, Rep. Julie von Haefen (HD 36) and Rep. Graig Meyer (HD 50), […]

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  • Publix celebrates Earth Day with Sound Rivers

    Publix in New Bern partnered with Sound Rivers’ Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt to clean up Lawson Park as their way of celebrating of Earth Day. Six Publix employees turned out on April 22 and picked up a whopping 140 pounds of trash collected on or near the water at Lawson Park in New Bern. […]

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  • Sound Rivers teaming up to clean up the Tar — and you can too!

    Sound Rivers is teaming up with partners and the public to clear trash from local waterways this weekend. Sunday at 10 a.m., volunteers will gather at the Town Common boat ramp in Greenville and hop aboard a fleet of kayaks and canoes to paddle down the Tar River to Port Terminal. Armed with gloves, grabbers […]

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  • Storm-driven Pollution on the Neuse: Watch it here!

    If you missed the live broadcast of our latest installment of Tell Me About It Tuesdays, you can watch it here! Sit in with your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt and Chris Osburn, associate professor of Marine Sciences at N.C. State University, discussing the sources of nutrient pollution on the Neuse River. And don’t forget […]

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  • Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt talks microplastics

    Did you miss Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt’s Facebook Live about microplastics sampling? In it, she talks about how Sound Rivers’ Riverkeepers are taking part in a two-year-long statewide study, along with 15 other Riverkeepers, to determine how much microplastic is in our waterways and what can be done about it. Learn about the sampling […]

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  • Sound Rivers signs on to biogas statement outlining concerns

    “There is no dispute that the existing waste management system via lagoons and spray fields harms our water, air and health. The biogas plans proposed in North Carolina do not fix these waste management issues and in some ways may make the problem much worse. We stand with local community members who have been harmed […]

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  • Current issues

        SPEAK UP!The biogas plans proposed in North Carolina do not fix the existing waste management problems and will make them worse by cementing in place an outdated, harmful system. It’s public comment time — and your time to tell North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to put people before pollution. Learn more about […]

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  • Take action: Tar-Pamlico River Basin Flood Risk Management Study

    Flood-risk management feasibility study meetings are going on now, and you can share your communities’ needs to determine what actions should be taken to reduce the risk for decades to come.  See the fact sheet below for Sound Rivers’ recommendations. Read more about the study HERE. Email your comments until April 23, subject line “Tar […]

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  • Kayak launch officially open for business in Washington

    It’s official! The new kayak launch is open for business at Havens Gardens in Washington! Thanks to the partnership with the City of Washington, the first kayaker – Harlan MacKendrick – was officially launched after a ribbon-cutting ceremony held March 12.  At 101 years old, Harlan still loves to kayak on the Pamlico, accompanied by […]

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  • Sound Rivers part of a bright, BlueFuture

    A big “Thank you!” goes to West Marine manager Shane Boutchyard for facilitating a $2,000 BlueFuture grant to Sound Rivers! West Marine’s BlueFuture grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations dedicated to getting more kids on the water through boating, fishing, paddling and marine science. During December 2020, West Marines nationwide held donation drives, in which […]

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  • How to host your own spring cleanup!

    Cleanups are a positive way to maintain and enjoy our North Carolina watersheds whether on the water in a kayak, or on land along the shore or ditches. The following provides specific information on the details of conducting cleanups with our organization — details you can use to host your own! We can help you […]

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  • Watch this week’s episode of Tell Me About It Tuesdays!

    Did you miss this month’s episode of Tell Me About It Tuesdays? No worries! You can it watch it here! Sit in with Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr and Eliza Lawdley, farm manager of the Williamson Preserve in Wake County, as they discuss all the great work going on at Triangle Land Conservancy’s first public […]

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  • Consumer Alert: Aquarium Moss Balls May Contain Invasive Zebra Mussels

    From North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has created an informational webpage dedicated to what to do if you have purchased aquatic moss balls in the past month. DESTROY! DON’T DUMP! Zebra mussels have been CONFIRMED in moss balls sold at retailers in North Carolina, including PetSmart and Petco. If you have purchased […]

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  • Sound Rivers highlighted in Washington Magazine

    Sound Rivers has a long history of advocacy, education and effort to keep our waters swimmable, fishable and drinkable – 40 years, in fact. From our earliest days operating as two separate organizations With the same goal (Neuse River Foundation and Pamlico-Tar River Foundation) to our merger in 2015, this feature in the Washington Magazine […]

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