• Big crowd turns out for environmental justice film

    A film about industrial hog facilities’ impact on eastern North Carolinians’ health and wellbeing drew a large crowd last Saturday. Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Sound Rivers’ Executive Director Heather Deck were two of more than a 100 people attending the Environmental Justice Network event at Truth Tabernacle Ministries in Rocky Mount. “There was awesome […]

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  • Sound Rivers joins SELC in opposing NC’s Rules Review Commission

    Sound Rivers joined with the Southern Environmental Law Center and nine other environmental nonprofits to file an amicus brief supporting North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s challenge to the newly created Rules Review Commission. The commission, created by the General Assembly and whose 10 members are selected by the General Assembly, has been given the authority […]

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Mira and Meredith Loughlin

    We can’t do what we do without our wonderful volunteers! Meet Mira and Meredith Loughlin, who live in Washington and have been Swim Guide sampling for four years (making Mira our youngest volunteer likely ever!) Thank you, Mira and Meredith!

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  • PSA: What’s Behind Those Algal Blooms …

    Want to know why the river/creek/pond, etc. sometimes turns bright green? Ever wondered why there are so many dead fish on the river? Find out in this short feature starring Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell, Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and Sound Rivers’ Staff Scientist Katy Hunt!

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  • Taking the trash out at Falls Lake

    When it comes to citizens taking matters into their own hands, we applaud a group of Falls Lake fans who took the initiative to clean up “Hippie Beach” where others trashed it. Sound Rivers’ member Paul Michelle reached out to Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop two weeks ago, after he saw plenty of garbage littering the […]

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  • SPLASH FOR TRASH: another success!

    Greenville (noon) Rotary’s annual Splash for Trash, a clean-up of the Tar River, was another success this year. Sound Rivers’ Executive Director Heather Deck and water-quality intern Maddie Garrison were on hand to assist the clean-up effort, which took place July 30, on the Tar River between Town Common and Port Terminal. Thank you, Greenville […]

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Caroline Phelan

    Meet Caroline, a Sound Rivers’ volunteer who lives in Cary! Find out why she loves the Neuse River and volunteers for Swim Guide every summer. Thank you for being such a great volunteer, Caroline!    

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  • Jack’s Creek Trash Trout nets a lot of trash

    Trash Trout-ers were at it again this week, as Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Sound Rivers’ water-quality interns Megan Long and Maddie Garrison headed up another clean-out and audit for Jack’s Creek trash. Thanks to all of our Trash Trout volunteers — Bill and Sara Hanifin, Dawn Dolson, Christina Marshen and Carl Crozier — who […]

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  • RIVERKEEPER OR ROCK STAR? You decide…

    Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop met with members of the Youth Conservation Corps group at Walnut Creek wetlands center this week to talk about river magic, river issues and ways to get into to river jobs, then took the crew out to sample Walnut Creek for E. coli and microplastics. A group survey after Sam’s presentation […]

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  • Camp Greenfeet chips in for Trash Trout clean-out!

    Sound Rivers’ Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and Staff Scientist Katy Hunt took the campers of Camp Greenfeet on an educational tour of the Trash Trout on Duffyfield Canal in New Bern last week. Campers got to see firsthand how much trash builds up in local waterways, and give back to the community by helping to […]

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Sagaser

    Have you met Mike? Mike Sagaser is a Sound Rivers volunteer who’s been sampling for Swim Guide since its start and, more recently, has helped us out with installing, then emptying and auditing, our Trash Trouts. We couldn’t do what we do without volunteers like Mike. Thank you, Mike! Find out why Mike volunteers by […]

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  • NCDEQ confirms presence of cyanobacteria at popular kayaking spot

    North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has confirmed that the organisms found at Robertson Millpond last week are cyanobacteria, which can produce toxins that lead to illness or even death (especially in pets). Robertson Millpond is the only cypress swamp in Wake County and is a popular kayaking site. Please limit contact with, and keep […]

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  • Riverkeeper spotlight: WKA organizer gets Neuse tour

    On the River: On Tuesday, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and her First Mate, Miller, took Patience Burke, Waterkeeper Alliance Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Organizer, and her family (Carolina and Preston not pictured) out on the Neuse River for a paddle, launching out of Martin Marietta Park in New Bern. This quality time had plenty […]

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  • It’s law: you can’t just cut down waterfront trees

    This week, the Town of Washington Park, just east of Washington, reported to North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office that an unknown person(s) had cut down at least 17 young trees along the shoreline of the town’s park on the Pamlico River. “The riparian buffers within the Tar-Pamlico watershed […]

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  • Win: Durham planning board nixes huge development

    The Durham City-County Planning Commission unanimously shot down a request to rezone land for a 280-acre, 666-home project development — a win for local waterways. Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop was on hand at the meeting this week and in the field for the past two weeks, looking into complaints of erosion and sedimentation caused by […]

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