• Fishing for Facts

    Fishing for Facts – June 14, 2018 Lawmakers pass NC Budget That Does Little for Water Resources Protection; Delays Falls Lake Cleanup Governor Cooper and NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) officials noted that the agency needed $14.5 million dollars allocated in this year’s budget to begin to deal with harmful contaminants, like the highly […]

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  • Guest Blog: Our Tar River Getaway

    26 May 2018 By Peggy Schaeffer  and Diane Bryson  Someone gave me a fridge magnet that shows a canoe with the message, Getting Away Works Wonders.  My vehicle of choice is a kayak, and May is a good month for paddling and camping in NC, so with the urging of my friend & fellow adventurer, […]

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  • Awardees recognized for work to protect rivers at annual meeting

    Efforts to protect the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers by volunteers, businesses and public officials were recognized on Thursday, May 31 at Sound Rivers annual meeting in New Bern. The evening included an overview of the state of Sound Rivers by Heather Deck, the executive director. The Neuse and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeepers provided brief updates on advocacy […]

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  • Widespread fraud uncovered in hog industry

    Waste Samples Falsified in Attempt to Dump more Pollution Than Law Allows An investigation by two state agencies revealed efforts to cook the books and mislead regulators about the content of 55 waste lagoons at 35 hog operations in eastern North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released 8 of the 35 […]

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  • Action Alert: Urge Your U.S. Representative To Vote No On The Banks Amendment To Repeal The Clean Water Rule

    This is a radical amendment that would eliminate the safeguards under the Clean Water Rule for the waters that feed the drinking water of 117 million Americans. The Clean Water Rule protects small streams and other waters that serve as habitat for wildlife, reduce flooding risk, and naturally filter pollution in eastern North Carolina and […]

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  • Sound Rivers to Offer Swim Guide This Summer

    Citizen Science Bacteria Monitoring Program Have you ever noticed an odd smell, green color, or fish kills along the Tar-Pamlico or Neuse Rivers and wondered what was causing it, or if contact with the water was safe? And have you wanted to try your hand as a scientist? If so, you can volunteer with our […]

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  • Sound Rivers Welcomes New Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper

    Sound Rivers Brings New Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Onboard WASHINGTON, NC – Sound Rivers (SRI) has recently hired Forrest English to take on the role of your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper from outgoing Riverkeeper Heather Deck. Heather, now serving as SRI’s Executive Director, is excited to welcome Forrest to the organization. “After an extensive nationwide search, I’m extremely pleased […]

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  • Sound Rivers Job Opportunity- Lead Water Quality Intern

    Job Opening- Swim Guide: Lead Water Quality Intern LEAD INTERN Sound Rivers is seeking a full-time intern, who will work with the Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper coordinating volunteers, and collecting and analyzing water quality samples. This experience is an excellent opportunity for a public health, chemistry, biology, or environmental science student who wants to demonstrate skills in […]

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  • Sound Rivers to Join Legal Challenge over FERC Pipeline Decision

    Sound Rivers is joining with 11 other conservation groups from Virginia and North Carolina to challenge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to permit the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  The groups are represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center. “Sound Rivers chose to challenge the pipeline in the courts due to the fact that this unnecessary […]

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  • Sound Rivers Continues Legal Battle to Protect Blounts Creek

    Sound Rivers and Blounts Creek community members are back to the courts to defend a recent legal win. In late December, a state court vacated a state permit that would have allowed a proposed Martin Marietta Materials limestone mine to discharge millions of gallons of wastewater a day into Blounts Creek, a popular fishing creek […]

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  • Swift Creek Week

    Swift Creek Week is a unique opportunity for citizens to learn about watersheds and where drinking water originates, all while having fun and protecting natural resources. The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department, Sound Rivers, River Guardian Foundation, and Wake Soil & Water Conservation District will sponsor Swift Creek Week 2018; in conjunction with several […]

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  • Sound Rivers partners with Cycle NC

    We Need: Housing for Cycle North Carolina Participants You Get: A great way to benefit Sound Rivers and our community! Sound Rivers has been given a unique opportunity to partner with Cycle NC to provide local housing for participants in the Cycle North Carolina 15th Annual Coastal Ride. Cycle NC has agreed to partner with […]

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  • Court rules to vacate mine permit- Protecting Blounts Creek

    Breaking News: Blounts Creek Saved from Flooding with Mine Wastewater by Court Order North Carolina Court Vacates State Permit A state court late last week vacated a state permit that would have allowed a proposed Martin Marietta mine to discharge millions of gallons of wastewater a day into a popular fishing creek in eastern North […]

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  • Milburnie Dam Removal

    by Matthew Starr This year is a milestone for the Neuse River. For the first time in over 100 years the Neuse River is free flowing for its more than  200 mile journey to the Pamlico Sound. The Milburnie Dam, which sits on the Neuse just outside of Raleigh, has come down and the river […]

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  • Upper Tar River Facts and Figures

    The Tar-Pamlico River has two ecologically distinct regions within the same river, the “Upper Tar” and “Lower Tar-Pamlico”. That dividing line is near Washington, NC where the river transitions from freshwater to brackish water and subsequently changes names from the Tar River to the Pamlico River. This 180 mile river begins in Person, Granville, and […]

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