• Pamlico Paddle: Day 4, Bath Creek to Pungo River

    Day 4 of the Pamlico Paddle was the longest, by far. Jill, Clay and First Mate Miller paddled nearly 20 miles from Plum Point, near the mouth of Bath Creek, to their next stop on the Pungo River. Conditions were pretty ideal for kayaking: sunny and warm, with a slight breeze out of the west […]

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  • Pamlico Paddle: Day 3, Blounts Creek to Bath Creek

    Another chilly night on the Tar-Pamlico Water Trail led to a beautiful morning on Blounts Creek. Today, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber made their way from the south side of the Pamlico to the north side, 13 miles to Bath Creek. After an ideal day of kayaking on […]

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  • Pamlico Paddle: Day 2, Broad Creek to Blounts Creek

    Jill, Clay and First Mate Miller spent the first night of the Pamlico Paddle at the Hindsley camping platform on Broad Creek. It was a chilly night, with temperatures dropping to the mid-40s. We found out Miller the adventure pup is not so adventurous as to sleep in a hammock. Day 2, the kayaking trio […]

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  • Pamlico Paddle: Day 1, The Launch

    Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber got off to a fantastic start this afternoon. After a successful cleanup of the Havens Garden riverside and Runyon Creek (thank you to the many volunteers who showed up to clean up!), lunch at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill, the kayaks were […]

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  • Answer river flow survey and get a chance to win a $25 gift card

    TAKE THE SURVEY HERE!  For security and privacy purposes, there is a simple password for the survey: water (no caps) Help one of our East Carolina University partners learn more about the flow of rivers in eastern North Carolina and get a chance to win one of 10, $25 gift cards in a drawing! Jaclyn Best is a PhD […]

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  • Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper comments on biogas/environmental justice listening session

    Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell spoke on behalf of Sound Rivers at a special meeting of North Carolina’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board this week. The  listening session of the special meeting centered on how biogas relies on and further entrenches the lagoon and sprayfield system, a system we know causes a number of harms, […]

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  • Tell Me About It Tuesday: the Pamlico Paddle

    PAMLICO PADDLE UPDATE: OCT. 12 IT’S ALL IN THE PLANNING: As Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber prepare to head out on the five-day, 70-plus miles paddling adventure down the Pamlico River, they spent an evening sharing where they’re going, where they’re staying and what they’re bringing along on the paddle. […]

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  • Stormwater Success: Environmental Alliance gets tour of constructed wetland

    This week, Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber was out in the field… and in the classroom. Clay was invited to speak to Environmental Alliance, a student conservation group at Beaufort County Community College. His talk center around constructed wetlands: Sound Rivers and BCCC partnered to build a constructed wetland on the Washington campus, […]

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  • Pamlico Paddle: Testing kayaks

    PAMLICO PADDLE UPDATE: OCT. 5 THE ADVENTURE BEGINS: Meet First Mate and Adventure Pup Miller as he, Jill, Clay hit the river, testing kayaks on the Pamlico and trying to figure out which ones will be best for wind, waves, wide water and, of course, Miller. Five days and more than 70 miles on open […]

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  • Jill and Clay’s next epic adventure: The Pamlico Paddle!

    They’re back … Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber are at it again, heading out Oct. 17 on another epic paddling adventure, this time, a five-day kayaking trip down the Pamlico River. They’re taking up where they left off on last October’s Tour de Tar, a 10-day trip from Oxford to […]

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  • N.C. Rep. joins Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper for aerial monitoring

    Last Friday, North Carolina Rep. Brian Farkas joined Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell for an aerial monitoring flight over Pitt County. Sound Rivers’ Riverkeepers use these flights to monitor facilities from above, see our waterways from a different viewpoint and cover more ground than boat or driving allows. They routinely take off over the Neuse and […]

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  • Celebrate World Rivers Day!

    Today is WORLD RIVERS DAY! Waterkeepers Carolina and Sound Rivers are celebrating North Carolina rivers (including yours!). Visit the Tar-Pamlico, the Neuse, the Yadkin, the Cape Fear, the Haw, the Black, the Waccamaw and more on the Waterkeepers Carolina website. You don’t have to be on the river to explore your rivers — just click […]

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  • Riverkeeper, environmental projects coordinator on hand for museum grand opening

    The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville opened last Saturday with a day-long science expo and more than a thousand visitors. Kicking off the grand opening was a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Emily Jarvis, the head of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Greenville and Contentnea Creek branches and executive director of Bray Hollow […]

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  • RIVERKEEPER SPOTLIGHT: Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt

    Did you catch Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt’s interview on Spectrum News 1 this week? You can watch it here! Listen in as Katy talks about water quality, flooding and resiliency.  

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  • Nash cistern project gets final piece for stormwater control status

    Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber was on scene at Nash Community College this week, finishing up a stormwater management project with the invaluable assistance of Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative Extension area specialized agent for watersheds and water quality. The project — one of four cisterns installed on school campuses through a state Environmental Enhancement Grant […]

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