• Tell Me About It Tuesday: the Pamlico Paddle

    PAMLICO PADDLE UPDATE: OCT. 12 IT’S ALL IN THE PLANNING: As Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber prepare to head out on the five-day, 70-plus miles paddling adventure down the Pamlico River, they spent an evening sharing where they’re going, where they’re staying and what they’re bringing along on the paddle. […]

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  • Stormwater Success: Environmental Alliance gets tour of constructed wetland

    This week, Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber was out in the field… and in the classroom. Clay was invited to speak to Environmental Alliance, a student conservation group at Beaufort County Community College. His talk center around constructed wetlands: Sound Rivers and BCCC partnered to build a constructed wetland on the Washington campus, […]

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  • Pamlico Paddle: Testing kayaks

    PAMLICO PADDLE UPDATE: OCT. 5 THE ADVENTURE BEGINS: Meet First Mate and Adventure Pup Miller as he, Jill, Clay hit the river, testing kayaks on the Pamlico and trying to figure out which ones will be best for wind, waves, wide water and, of course, Miller. Five days and more than 70 miles on open […]

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  • Jill and Clay’s next epic adventure: The Pamlico Paddle!

    They’re back … Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber are at it again, heading out Oct. 17 on another epic paddling adventure, this time, a five-day kayaking trip down the Pamlico River. They’re taking up where they left off on last October’s Tour de Tar, a 10-day trip from Oxford to […]

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  • N.C. Rep. joins Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper for aerial monitoring

    Last Friday, North Carolina Rep. Brian Farkas joined Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell for an aerial monitoring flight over Pitt County. Sound Rivers’ Riverkeepers use these flights to monitor facilities from above, see our waterways from a different viewpoint and cover more ground than boat or driving allows. They routinely take off over the Neuse and […]

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  • Celebrate World Rivers Day!

    Today is WORLD RIVERS DAY! Waterkeepers Carolina and Sound Rivers are celebrating North Carolina rivers (including yours!). Visit the Tar-Pamlico, the Neuse, the Yadkin, the Cape Fear, the Haw, the Black, the Waccamaw and more on the Waterkeepers Carolina website. You don’t have to be on the river to explore your rivers — just click […]

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  • Riverkeeper, environmental projects coordinator on hand for museum grand opening

    The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville opened last Saturday with a day-long science expo and more than a thousand visitors. Kicking off the grand opening was a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Emily Jarvis, the head of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Greenville and Contentnea Creek branches and executive director of Bray Hollow […]

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  • RIVERKEEPER SPOTLIGHT: Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt

    Did you catch Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt’s interview on Spectrum News 1 this week? You can watch it here! Listen in as Katy talks about water quality, flooding and resiliency.  

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  • Nash cistern project gets final piece for stormwater control status

    Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber was on scene at Nash Community College this week, finishing up a stormwater management project with the invaluable assistance of Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative Extension area specialized agent for watersheds and water quality. The project — one of four cisterns installed on school campuses through a state Environmental Enhancement Grant […]

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  • Summer Haven fish kill reported

    Another fish kill on the Pamlico River was reported Friday afternoon, closely following a Labor Day fish kill on the south side of the Pamlico, from Durham Creek to Blounts Bay. This one is located at Summer Haven, on the north side of the river just west of Broad Creek, and includes dead spot, flounder […]

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  • 9,000-gallon sewage spill in the Town of Smithfield

    SMITHFIELD – Johnston County Public Utilities reported a 9,000-gallon sewage spill in the Town of Smithfield, according to the Johnston County Report. The spill occurred Tuesday in the 100 block of Peedin Road. The untreated wastewater discharged into Buffalo Creek in the Neuse River Basin. The discharge was a result of a blockage in the […]

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  • TMAT: Watch The Future of Farming here!

    Did you miss the season launch of Tell Me About It Tuesdays? In this first fall episode, former Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr talks about his current work in regenerative agriculture — increasing crop yields by way of natural means, as opposed to pesticides and fertilizers that harm both soil and water. Learn about this […]

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  • Riverkeeper, environmental projects coordinator to take part in grand opening of new Greenville museum

    The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville will host its grand opening and Science Expo on Saturday. Longtime Sound Rivers’ partner A Time For Science has teamed up with NCMNS to create this new, downtown Greenville museum. A ribbon cutting will officially open the museum at 10 a.m., followed by festivities throughout the […]

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  • Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper: Legislators must seal the deal on flood prevention, mitigation

    This week in 2018, a category 1 Hurricane Florence made landfall just south of Wrightsville Beach. In the days that followed, Florence became one of the most devastating hurricanes on the North Carolina record. Florence delivered up to 30 inches of rain in many places; freshwater flooding due to the torrential rain led to hundreds […]

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  • Swim Guide sampling bottles to find new life — as art

    Not all facilities can easily recycle some kinds of plastic, and that’s how Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell found a place to repurpose plastic containers used in Sound Rivers’ water sampling. “We do — especially during the summer — a lot of bacteria sampling, and all the bottles are one-time use because they’re sealed, and they’re […]

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