• 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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  • OYSTER ROAST: Everything you need to know!

    It’s going to be quite the event! This year’s tickets to the Oyster Roast sold out in record time — if you missed that window, and you’d like to be put on our waiting list for tickets, please call our Washington office at 252-946-7211. Meanwhile, here’s everything you need to know about Oyster Roast 2022! […]

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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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  • RIVERKEEPER SPOTLIGHT: Under investigation

    Over the past several weeks, Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell have teamed up to investigate a major spill in the Neuse watershed that occurred earlier this summer. Jill was up in the air on Tuesday, doing aerial surveillance of an industrial hog farm with a long history of violations. There’s still […]

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  • New project harvests rainwater for high school greenhouse

    Sound Rivers’ Program Director Clay Barber is at it again with new stormwater management projects in the works at West Craven Middle School and West Craven High School. Courtesy of the Bosch Community Foundation grant, a low-lying lawn at West Craven Middle School will be transformed into a rain garden, to capture and filter runoff. […]

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  • SAVE THE DATE: Oyster Roast returns!

    After a hiatus of two years, Sound Rivers’ annual Oyster Roast is back in action! Save NOV. 12 in your calendar because it’s going to be an event to remember: great music, great company, great beer, great auction items and great oyster for a GREAT cause! Tickets go on sale Sept. 12. We’ll keep you […]

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  • Splash for Trash nets big donation

    Greenville (noon) Rotary Club had Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell back to speak at their weekly meeting on Monday, and she walked away with a $1,600 donation. “They presented us a very generous check for $1,600 from the proceeds of Splash for Trash, which they hosted in July,” Jill said. “We really appreciate all of the […]

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  • Thank you, interns (Megan, Maia and Maddie)!

    Sound Rivers bids a very fond farewell to this year’s water-quality interns! Maia (in Raleigh), Megan (in New Bern) and Maddie (in Washington) did a fantastic job with Swim Guide this year, organizing volunteers, coordinating pick-ups and drop-offs, sampling, testing and relaying results to the public. If you ever caught one of their Instagram reels […]

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