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September 2019

New Bern Screening of “New Trouble on the Neuse”

September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM EDT
Orringer Auditorium at Craven Community College, 800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Join your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt for a screening of the "New Trouble on the Neuse" documentary from WRAL and Bill Leslie. "New Trouble on the Neuse" comes almost 30 years after reporter Bill Leslie's original documentary, which prompted bipartisan support for protection of the Neuse River. Three decades later, those studying and working to protect the river take a look at how it's doing. Their verdict? Not good. After the short documentary the public will have a chance…

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Fall 2019 Neuse River Cleanup

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Lawson Creek Park, 1309 Country Club Rd
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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Join us for our annual fall cleanup at Lawson Park. We'll hop on some kayaks and paddle around picking up trash and cleaning up our waterways. Bags will be provided, and limited kayaks will be available for free use during the cleanup (email lowerneuserk@soundrivers.org to reserve!) Bring water, work gloves, and sunscreen; children under 18* must have a parent/guardian present to sign waiver prior to kayaking. Don't want to kayak but still want to clean? We always have on-land cleanups…

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Tarboro River Cleanup

September 28, 2019 @ 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
River Road Boat Ramp Tarboro, NC United States

Save the date! It’s time for another clean up on the Tar River! We’re partnering up with Tarboro Brewing Company and Knee Deep Adventures on Saturday, September 28th, to pick up trash along the river in Tarboro. We’ll meet at the boat ramp on River Road at 8:30am. We plan to pick up trash until noon, then head to Tarboro Brewing Company to relax over some refreshing beers! Paddlers will launch from, and return to, the same location, so shuttling…

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March 2020

17th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina

March 10, 2020 @ 10:00 PM - March 11, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
NC History Center, 529 S Front St
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Mark your calendars - Taste of Coastal Carolina will return on March 10th, with delicious restaurants, great beer and wine, and fun - and the proceeds benefit your Riverkeepers! Tickets on sale now! TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! To see if we've had any cancellations, email info@soundrivers.org. No tickets will be sold at the door without prior reservation.   Enjoy fantastic food from: The Tiny Tornado (2019 1st Place) The Flame Starlight Cafe and Farm Vine (new!) Kitchen on Trent (2019…

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April 2020

Postponed: Ride 4 the River

April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
High Water Social, 980 US-17 BUS
Washington, NC 27889 United States
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POSTPONED: Due to Public Health Concerns THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED LATER THIS YEAR Join Sound Rivers and the Inner Banks Cycling Group for a Friendship Bike Ride and Membership Drive for "Sound Rivers", Saturday April 4th beginning and ending at High Water Social in Washington, NC. We'll have three routes available, which will be posted soon, and we'll meet up with Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Project Manager Clay Barber, as they bring a week-long paddle along the…

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March 2021

Tell Me About It Tuesdays: Water-wise farming

March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Sound Rivers’ monthly virtual science series continues from 7-8 p.m. on March 9 with Eliza Lawdley, farm manager for the Bailey & Sarah Williamson Preserve located in eastern Wake County. Join Eliza and Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr for this discussion on the Williamson Preserve, a public open space managed by the Triangle Land Conservancy. The Preserve has more than 7.5 miles of walking and mountain biking trails, along with a large working farm. Eliza will be sharing an overview…

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April 2021

Earth Day Cleanup!

April 25, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
town common boat ramp, pin 100 E 1st St
Greenville, 27858 United States
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June 2021

Mason’s Landing kayak launch ribbon cutting

June 25, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Mason’s Landing, 625 Clark's Neck Road
Washington, NC 27889 United States
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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 Water Resources, Wildlife Resources Commission and the city. It is the second of two such projects intended to provide greater public access to local waterways.

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July 2021

Splash for Trash river cleanup

July 31, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
town common boat ramp, pin 100 E 1st St
Greenville, 27858 United States

We’re 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 jmperson@embarqmail.com. July 31, 8 a.m. – noon Greenville Town Common boating access area

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October 2021

Tell Me About It Tuesdays: The Pamlico Paddle is on!

October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Sound Rivers' virtual science series, Tell Me About It Tuesdays, returns, this time with the launch of the Pamlico Paddle! Join Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber for this virtual event as they prepare for another epic kayak trip, this time on the Pamlico on Oct. 17. Hear about Jill and Clay's (and Jill's trusty, seagoing canine companion, Miller's) next adventure on this special Tell Me About It Tuesdays! If you're considering a multi-day kayak trip…

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Let’s Clean Up the Pamlico!

October 17, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Join Sound Rivers volunteers in Washington to help Clean the Pamlico! We'll be concentrating on the Havens Garden area, and this will be an on-land-only** cleanup. Bags and gloves will be provided. Hope to see you there to help our waterways thrive! Meetup location: Havens Garden parking lot (by the playground). **If you wish to bring a boat, you can launch from the Havens Garden boat ramp and work the waterways along Runyon Creek to the Pamlico River. Sound Rivers will not be…

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November 2021

Tell Me About It Tuesdays: A 50-year perspective on water quality, fisheries on the Tar-Pamlico River

November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Join us for our next episode of Sound Rivers’ virtual science series, as Jess Hawkins discusses major water quality and fisheries issues of the Pamlico-Tar River. Jess grew up on the Pamlico and had a long career as a biologist, studying fisheries and environmental issues on the river from 1978 to 1996. He continued to deal with those issues as Assistant to the Director of North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, developing statewide policy, and as a appointed member of…

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‘A Sound River’ virtual premiere

November 30, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

"A Sound River" premieres on Nov. 30, taking viewers on a visual journey of Sound Rivers' 40-year war to protect the waters, and the people, of eastern North Carolina. The virtual event begins at 7 p.m. with the documentary to premiere shortly afterward, and to be followed by a live, panel discussion with filmmaker Rain Bennett, your Riverkeepers and other stars of the film. Bring your Q's — we've got the A's! MORE ABOUT THE FILM "A Sound River" explores Sound…

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February 2022

Tell Me About It Tuesdays: Natural Systems — Improving Resilience to Coastal Riverine Flooding

February 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Sound Rivers' virtual science series, Tell Me About It Tuesdays, is back in February with "Natural Systems — Improving Resilience to Coastal Riverine Flooding." Tune in with Dr. Barbara Doll at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 for this episode about flood resilience and restoration. Doll is a North Carolina State University extension associate professor and restoration specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant, whose work has focused on nonpoint source pollution prevention and treatment, restoration ecology, stormwater management, stream assessment and…

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March 2022

Tell Me About It Tuesdays: The Blue Economy Corridor

March 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Sound Rivers' virtual science series, Tell Me About It Tuesdays, returns in March with "The Blue Economy Corridor." Tune in March 8 at 7 p.m. for this episode about East Carolina University's Dr. Emily Yeager's work on The Blue Economy Corridor, an asset-mapping project of communities along the river, from Rocky Mount to Washington. The Blue Economy Corridor will highlight socio-cultural, environmental, and hospitality assets, assembling all data into a multi-level, interactive GIS map. Learn about this ambitious project that…

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