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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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Riverkeeper Listening Sessions: Communities of Washington, Chocowinity, Bath

June 30, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

This new program from Sound Rivers is seeking input from communities in our watersheds on our work – because we’re working for you! Each Zoom session will focus on a specific community and the surrounding area, and we’re looking for your to bring questions, concerns, ideas, and thoughts to share with your Riverkeeper! This session will be hosted by your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper, Jill Howell. Our priority for this session is for participation specifically from those who live in Washington, Chocowinity,…

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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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September 2021

Tell Me About It Tuesdays: The Future of Farming, with special guest Matthew Starr!

September 14, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Tell Me About It Tuesdays is back! Join us for a great discussion with the former Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr about "The Future of Farming, Increased Yield, and Environmental Protection:  On-Farm Research, Regenerative Agriculture and Biostimulants." Matthew will be telling us a bit more about his current work and research! Hope you can join us - fill out the RSVP form below to get the Zoom link, or email info@soundrivers.org. RSVP HERE:

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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

Bidding for Clean Water 2021: Sound Rivers Fall Silent Auction

November 5, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - November 19, 2021 @ 5:00 PM EDT

Bidding starts at 10am on November 5th! Check out the Auction Items here - you can't bid until 10am on 11/5, though! While we are sad that circumstances have caused the cancellation of our 2021 Oyster Roast, there are some parts of the annual event that we can move online to keep everyone safe and still have fun! A beloved part of the Oyster Roast each year, the Sound Rivers Silent Auction is always a fun way to support your…

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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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January 2022

Tell Me About It Tuesday: North Carolina’s Complicated Relationship with Stormwater

January 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Sound Rivers' virtual science series, Tell Me About It Tuesdays, returns in the new year with "North Carolina’s Complicated Relationship with Stormwater." Tune in at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11 with Dr. Rachel Noble for this talk about increased coastal development, recreational use of high priority estuaring and coastal waters, increasing King Tide events, and unpredictable stormwater discharge patterns, which all threaten North Carolina's water quality.  During periods of time when tidal inundation and storm periods intersect, there is serious…

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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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April 2022

Tell Me About It Tuesdays: Partners for Environmental Justice’s Community Watershed Engagement

April 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Tell Me About It Tuesdays is back at 7 p.m. on April 12 with “Partners for Environmental Justice’s Community Watershed Engagement.” Join Amin Davis for this interactive presentation about PEJ and their work advocating for environmental justice in southeast Raleigh since the mid-1990s, including the Walnut Creek Watershed Learning Network, a six-week community education and empowerment initiative that Partners for Environmental Justice launched in spring of 2021. In addition to being a PEJ board member, Davis is an environmental scientist…

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Marshall Floyd Memorial Cleanup

April 30 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

REGISTER HERE! Calling all cleanup volunteers! The Granville County Environmental Affairs Committee and Sound Rivers are partnering for a Tar River cleanup in memory of Marshall Floyd, a longtime Sound Rivers volunteer, member of the Environmental Affairs advisory committee, avid canoeist, environmentalist and more. The cleanup will be held 9 a.m. April 30 in Oxford. Meet at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center by 8:45 a.m. Teams will be sent out from there. We advise wearing closed-toe shoes, long…

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May 2022

Tell Me About It Tuesdays: ENC Coastlines and People project

May 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Join Dr. Stephen Moysey on May 10 at 7 p.m. as he introduces us to the ENC Coastlines and People project, a new, community-based initiative to understand opportunities and barriers to climate resilience on a local scale. Traditional development means not all communities are well-adapted to a changing climate, leading to flooding, algal blooms and more, so this project is engaging residents in community-based science initiatives to share local experience, scientific understanding and institutional resources to help communities find local…

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