• Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt talks DNA testing of waters

    Sound Rivers’ Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt weighed in on DNA testing and how it could change the pollution-sourcing game in the near future. Read what she had to say about this powerful new tool at North Carolina Health News.

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  • Call for 40th-Anniversary Art: Win $500 for your digital design!

    Help us celebrate our 40th anniversary year with a unique digital design commemorating our waterways! Three semi-finalists will receive $100, and a finalist will receive $500 for the design we’ll put to a variety of uses over the next year. Everything you need to know about submitting your art is below. So get drawing; deadline […]

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  • Splash for Trash cleanup set for July 31

    Sound Rivers is partnering again with the Greenville Noon Rotary Club for the 3rd-annual “Splash for Trash.” This Tar River cleanup is a community service project created by Greenville Rotary to promote water quality, access, river recreation and environmental awareness and highlight the Tar River. For more information, contact John M. Person at 252-353-2131 or […]

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  • Intern spotlight: Nathalie Uriarte-Ayala takes STEM campers sampling

    Sound Rivers’ Lower Neuse water-quality intern Nathalie Uriarte-Ayala paid a special visit to A Time For Science this week to teach young STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) campers all about Swim Guide.  At the outdoor pavilion next to a pond, an enthusiastic audience of “Green Engineering” campers learned about how e. Coli gets in […]

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  • Elsa rainfall totals, flood forecasts

    Tropical Storm Elsa released plenty of rain over central North Carolina today; less so for the eastern region. The National Hurricane Center forecasted flash and urban flooding of some streams and creeks in the central part of the state; no flooding was expected in the lower parts of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds. To see […]

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  • We need your best swim shots!

    It’s summertime and it’s time to head to your favorite swimming hole! We need your help as advocates to protect those waters so you and your community don’t get sick! Please share a photo of you, your family or your community using your favorite North Carolina swimming spot. We’ll share it with legislators and regulators […]

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  • Riverkeeper, intern on the go, in the air

    Your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell introduced water-quality intern Will Shingleton to another aspect of a Riverkeeper’s job: an aerial investigation of industrial animal facilities that could be affecting your waterways! From the water, land or air, your Riverkeepers are keeping an eye on what’s happening every day!

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  • Second kayak launch officially opens in Washington

    The City of Washington and Sound Rivers celebrated the official launch of Washington’s newest kayak launch with a ribbon cutting Friday. The Mason’s Landing kayak launch on Tranters Creek was built through a partnership and funded by the state Recreational Trails Program, Division of Water Resources, Wildlife Resources Commission and the city. It is the […]

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  • Cistern project in the works at Nash Community College

    This week saw forward momentum for Nash Community College’s stormwater management projects, with help from Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber. Sound Rivers continues to create partnerships with outside organizations/agencies for stormwater mitigation through nature-based solutions. Barber is currently working with four schools in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds to construct the following stormwater […]

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  • Intern adds clean-up to summer duties

    Sound Rivers’ summer intern Will Shingleton was out in the field in Greenville last week, joining in on a collaborative East Carolina University-led effort to rid a major culvert of trash. Will is a rising senior at ECU, majoring in environmental health. He, along with fellow interns Leah Tilson and Nathalie Uriarte-Ayala, heads up Sound […]

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  • Mason’s Landing ribbon-cutting set for Friday!

    Hey! What are doing Friday? Come on out for the City of Washington and Sound Rivers’ ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially launch Washington’s newest kayak launch! The Mason’s Landing kayak launch on Tranters Creek was built through a partnership between Sound Rivers and the City of Washington, funded by the state Recreational Trails Program, Division of […]

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  • West Craven stormwater project yields delicious results

    The benefits of stormwater management are many, but at West Craven High School, the benefit is growth — of the vegetable variety. Through an Environmental Enhancement Grant, Sound Rivers and West Craven High School partnered last year to build a cistern to collect rainwater, which was then used to water raised beds. The results are […]

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  • Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper guides media on kayak cypress swamp tour

    Your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell spent last Thursday as river guide in an old-growth cypress swamp in Courtland, Virginia, for CNN reporters covering Dogwood Alliance’s work opposing the wood pellet industry. Also along for the kayak trip was Miller, Howell’s adopted puppy, who by all reports did a fine job as co-captain of the tour. […]

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  • Mason’s Landing kayak launch opens on Tranters Creek

    The second of three kayak launches being built to increase access to the Tar-Pamlico Water Trail is now open for launching. Located at Mason’s Landing on Tranters Creek, the launch was installed just in time for Memorial Day weekend. In March, the first of the three launches officially opened on Runyon Creek at Havens Garden […]

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  • Riverkeeper, intern talk Swim Guide with WITN

    Local NBC affiliate WITN TV 7 reporter Hannah Jeffries paid a visit to New Bern this week to talk about the launch of Swim Guide with Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt and water-quality intern Nathalie Uriarte-Ayala. You can watch the segment here!

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