• Havelock Bypass to Impact Croatan Forest

    In December of 2015, the NC DOT finalized an environmental impact statement for the proposed Havelock Bypass for Route 70. Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Travis Graves, along with the Southern Environmental Law Center and Sierra Club, submitted comments and is closely evaluating this project. The project will impact more than 100 acres of wetlands and close […]

    Continue reading
  • Celebrate NC State Parks

    State Parks Celebrate Centennial By Liz Houde If you’re an adventurer seeking to explore the scenic state parks of North Carolina, you’ll be excited to know there’s now a way to keep track of those adventures. This year marks the centennial for NC State Parks and to celebrate, the State Parks have released a passport […]

    Continue reading
  • Help Preserve Critical Habitat

    Tips for Helping Preserve Critical Aquatic Habitats Around You! Plant native North Carolina species of plants in your yard. Not only do native plants require less water for survival, but this will prevent any spreading of non-native decorative plants to sensitive and important habitats like stream banks. The North Carolina Native Plant Society has an […]

    Continue reading
  • Take Action on Clean Water Rollbacks

    Take Action today for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers and help us protect the River Living we all enjoy! Senate leaders have put the health of our waterways at risk. They have included a sneaky provision in the budget (not a place for policy) that would repeal the pollution control strategies for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers. […]

    Continue reading
  • Budget Provision Attacks Clean Water Protections

    Take Action today for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers and help us protect the River Living we all enjoy! Here they go again. Leaders in the state Senate are proposing to rollback clean water standards that have been in place for two decades for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers.  These water protections have been responsible for returning our two coastal rivers once […]

    Continue reading
  • Sound Rivers Welcomes Intern

    “You’ve probably heard people talk about conservation. Well, conservation isn’t just the business of a few people. It’s a matter that concerns all of us.”  Breanna Crowell is Sound River’s Water Quality Management intern for the summer through the Stanback Internship Program. She is a graduate student at Duke University pursuing a Master’s degree in […]

    Continue reading
  • Sound Rivers Joins Groups Warning of Coal Ash Loopholes

    Sound Rivers Joins Environmental Groups Warning Of Loopholes In DEQ Coal Ash Classifications RALEIGH – The coal ash classifications released by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) acknowledge that no coal ash storage sites are safe, but environmental advocates remain concerned about loop holes in cleanup plans that could delay or prevent future excavation of […]

    Continue reading
  • EMC Restores Science in Reports

    In today’s meeting of the NC Environmental Management Commission, the Water Quality Committee restored important scientific information to two reports on riparian buffers and Solar Bees in Jordan Lake. On Monday, our Upper Neuse Riverkeeper and the NC Sierra Club sent a letter to the NC Environmental Management Commission urging them to restore important language to a state report on […]

    Continue reading
  • Call to restore science in NC Buffer Report

    Sound Rivers’ Upper Neuse Riverkeeper and the NC Sierra Club sent a letter today to the NC Environmental Management Commission urging them to restore important language to a state report on riparian buffers.  As previously reported in the News and Observer, the McCrory appointed administration at NC Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) has edited […]

    Continue reading
  • Protect Drinking Water

    Bad Bill Alert: You have a right to know what’s in your drinking water! Call your legislators now about terrible “Issuance of Advisories” bill. It protects POLLUTERS, Not the Public! Legislative session begins today.  Last week, the Department of Environmental Quality proposed a draft bill they said was intended to prevent  “confusion” caused by the recent lifting of […]

    Continue reading
  • Riverkeeper Cup Cleanup Winner Announced

    RIVERKEEPER® Cleanup Cup A Close Competition Thanks to a group of highly dedicated volunteers, the 8th Annual Riverkeeper Cup Cleanup Challenge was a success. Approximately 175 volunteers from multiple communities up and down the Tar-Pamlico River removed just under 5,000 pounds of trash from the river and its banks on Saturday, April 16th. In Franklin County, […]

    Continue reading
  • Keep it in the Ground

    This Earth Day, take action to Keep It in the Ground! There’s no better message to drive home on Earth Day than Keep It in the Ground! As world leaders prepare to sign the Paris climate agreement in New York City, there’s a lot of progress to celebrate. The fossil fuel industry is now slipping […]

    Continue reading
  • Tar Pamlico Water Trail

    Tar-Pamlico Water Trail Sound Rivers has been an advocate for public access, for canoeing and kayaking, to the Tar-Pamlico River System since its founding in 1981.  While SRI’s primary goal is the protection of water quality within the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse River Basins, SRI is continually developing and implementing programs that promote ecotourism, educate local […]

    Continue reading
  • Winter 2016 Enforcement Report

    Enforcement Report Your Riverkeepers are on the front lines. They work in your communities documenting pollution and monitoring the quality of your water. Here is a snapshot of the work carried out in just the first 11 weeks of 2016.  

    Continue reading
  • Blounts Creek Court Date Set

    Blounts Creek Court Hearing Date set After a long wait, the court date for the evidentiary hearing will start on May 31, 2016. In April, 2015 Sound Rivers and the NC Coastal Federation, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center,  appealed a decision by Administrative Law Judge Phil Berger, Jr. that would have allowed the […]

    Continue reading

©2017 Sound Rivers. All Rights Reserved.