• Foundation opens summer intern applications

    The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is offering 35 paid internships at North Carolina nonprofits for the summer of 2021, and Sound Rivers is one of the participating nonprofits. Formed by the merger of two of the state’s oldest grassroots conservation organizations — the Neuse River Foundation and Pamlico-Tar River Foundation — Sound Rivers has been […]

    Continue reading
  • December newsletter available here

    To see a copy of Sound Rivers’ latest newsletter click HERE!

    Continue reading
  • Time to review lagoons, end pilot program in Jones County

    A million-gallon spill of hog waste into Tuckahoe Creek over the Christmas holiday points to the need for state officials to review all active lagoons. “It’s time for North Carolina to inspect all active lagoons — starting with those in the 100-year floodplain or within 500 feet of any stream — to prevent additional contamination […]

    Continue reading
  • The new year comes with new goals

    Your financial support is critical to helping us work for your clean water. So, what do we plan to do with that support in 2021? Here’s a start: We’re going to build a diverse coalition of partners and create a path forward to correct years of nutrient pollution plaguing our rivers, causing disastrous fish kills in […]

    Continue reading
  • 3 days later, samples point to contamination

    A hog lagoon spill into a tributary of the Trent River is affecting water quality three days later. According to the North Carolina Division of Water Resources, a hog lagoon on the D.C. Mills Farm on Lees Mills Road near Trenton spilled 1 million gallons of hog waste into Tuckahoe Creek, a tributary of the […]

    Continue reading
  • Sound Rivers celebrates River Friendly Businesses 2019

    The River Friendly Businesses of the Year Award recognizes active support for Sound Rivers’ mission to protect the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico rivers. These folks have really come through for us year after year, and we appreciate their ongoing efforts for clean water! Recipients this year include: Capelli’s Salon, Washington Lisa Smith-Gargaro, owner of Capelli’s, lifts […]

    Continue reading
  • Great Blue Heron awards recognize long-time dedication

    Every year, Sound Rivers recognizes quite a few partners in clean water, as a thank you for their efforts and dedication to our mission. The awards are usually given out during the Sound Rivers’ spring board meeting, but this year, COVID-19 curtailed the gathering where the 2019 awards would have been announced. We’ve decided to wrap […]

    Continue reading
  • Sound Rivers celebrates the 2019 Volunteers of the Year

    Every year, Sound Rivers recognizes quite a few partners in clean water, as a thank you for their efforts and dedication to our mission. The awards are usually given out during the Sound Rivers’ spring board meeting, but this year, COVID-19 curtailed the gathering where the 2019 awards would have been announced. We’ve  decided to […]

    Continue reading
  • Grant funds new vision for Jack’s Creek

    A partnership between the City of Washington, Mid-East Commission and Sound Rivers will map out future plans for Jack’s Creek, tackling both stormwater mapping, water quality and restoration of an urban stream. Preliminary planning will be funded by a $15,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, which will pay for technical stormwater […]

    Continue reading
  • Artist, supporter wins Sound Rivers award at annual fine arts show

    Congratulations to Lynn Hines, winner of the Sound Rivers award at Arts of the Pamlico’s 56th-annual Fine Arts Show. Lynn and husband Bill are long-time Sound Rivers supporters who live in Oriental. Lynn’s generosity extends to regularly donating her artwork for sale or auction to Sound Rivers’ and other nonprofits’ fundraisers. Each year, Sound Rivers […]

    Continue reading
  • ReLeaf Washington adds trees to campus wetland

    ReLeaf Washington, in partnership with Beaufort County Community College, planted six trees on the college’s campus on Dec. 8. The project complements a newly constructed wetland developed by Sound Rivers. The .2-acre wetland captures the first 1.5 inches of rainfall from surrounding rooftops and parking lots on 18 acres and slowly releases it into Broad […]

    Continue reading
  • Grant seals Sound Rivers, Wayne Community College stormwater partnership

    Ponding during heavy rains and untreated stormwater runoff will get a fix at Wayne Community College in 2021, thanks to a partnership with Sound Rivers and a $196,700 award from the state’s Environmental Enhancement Grant program. The grant was announced in late October, and is part of a 2000 agreement between the North Carolina Attorney […]

    Continue reading
  • NC dodged a record hurricane season, but it better get ready for more storms

    The following op-ed piece was written by Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr and was printed in the Raleigh News & Observer on Dec. 3, 2020. The end of November also brought the end of a record-shattering Atlantic hurricane season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. There were a record 30 named storms, twice […]

    Continue reading
  • #GivingTuesday doubles donations to Sound Rivers

    After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comes a day that truly celebrates the season of giving, and several generous Sound Rivers’ donors are leading the way. On Tuesday, Dec. 1 — Giving Tuesday — Sound Rivers will launch a holiday fundraiser in which each donation to the grassroots conservation organization will be […]

    Continue reading
  • NC Attorney General makes bid to have Clean Water Act rollbacks dismissed

    North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed a motion Tuesday for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed earlier this year challenging the rollback of key parts of the federal Clean Water Act. “These federal protections are critical for the people of eastern North Carolina, and our state at large — they ensure that our wetlands […]

    Continue reading

©2018 Sound Rivers. All Rights Reserved.