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September 2019

‘Cue For the Neuse 2019

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
New Village Brewery & Taproom, 702 Broad St
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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Join your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper for a fantastic evening of food, beer, and music! Proceeds will benefit Sound Rivers, the organization protecting the rivers your love. New Village Brewery will host the fun event, with Sound Rivers' board member Jim Kellenberger providing the meal - a sustainably-raised, delicious whole-hog BBQ and sides - for a suggested donation of $10 per plate. Live music from The Duzans will be from 6-8pm. Save the date and make sure you get there early!…

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Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper at Tarboro Brewing for Cultivating Change!

September 18, 2019 @ 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tarboro Brewing Company, 526 N Main St
Tarboro, NC 27886 United States
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  Cultivating Change is a monthly conversation series about the future of our community at Tarboro Brewing Company. We invite you to join us, share your thoughts, and enjoy free drinks. This event is powered by Reach NC, an initiative of Education NC, along with Teach For America*Edgecombe and Tarboro Brewing Company. For the September 18th event, your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell will speak about your local waterways, the threats facing them, and how we can work together to protect…

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New Bern Screening of “New Trouble on the Neuse”

September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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
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
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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November 2019

34th Annual Oyster Roast

November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 PM - November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 AM
Washington Civic Center, 110 Gladden St
Washington, NC 27889 United States
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Everyone's favorite Oyster Roast is BACK in November! There is a chill in the air and that means Oyster Season is around the corner - don't miss the best party in Eastern NC. We are sold out! Your tickets ($55 members/$60 non-members - early bird pricing ended October 10th) include: unlimited steamed oysters served under the stars, local craft beer (from Duck Rabbit, Brewery Bhavana, Uptown Brewing Company, and Billy Beer), live music from the Adam Decker Trio, chili, chowder,…

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March 2020

17th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina

March 10 @ 10:00 PM - March 11 @ 12:00 AM
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 - April 5
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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September 2020

Tell Me About It Tuesdays: Hurricanes, Flooding – is this a new normal?

September 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sound Rivers' new monthly virtual science series begins on September 8th, hosted by your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt and Professor Hans Paerl of the UNC Institute for Marine Sciences. Katy and Professor Paerl will talk about hurricanes, extreme flooding, and what we can expect in the future for our region. And you can join the discussion from the comfort of your home! RSVP to info@soundrivers.org to receive the Zoom link. Hans Paerl Hans W. Paerl is Kenan Professor of…

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October 2020

40-40-40 Ride for the River

October 3 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Inner Banks Outfitters, 1050 E. Main St
Washington, NC 27889 United States

The ride will celebrate 40 years of Sound Rivers working for clean water in Eastern NC! There will be 40, 24, and 14 mile route options, and we'll plan to just get out and have some fun to celebrate the rivers. Your $40 registration fee includes a one-year membership to Sound Rivers, helping to keep your rivers, lakes, and streams clean and beautiful. We will maintain social distancing and will require masks whenever social distancing is not possible, to keep…

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Tour de Tar 2020

October 8 - October 17

Your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber are embarking on a journey to paddle the length of the Tar River this fall - rescheduled from the spring - and you can come along, virtually! Jill and Clay will be hosting Facebook lives while on the water, sending photos, videos, and meeting up with special guests along their 9-day paddle starting October 8th. Follow along at soundrivers.org/tourdetar, on facebook.com/pamlicotar, or facebook.com/soundriversnc. More info, including a tentative schedule,…

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Tell Me About It Tuesdays: Plastic Problems

October 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sound Rivers’ new monthly virtual science series continues on October 13th, hosted by your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, Katy Hunt, and Dr. Barbara Doll from NC State University. They'll discuss plastic in your waterways, what problems it's causing, and what we can do about it. And you can join the discussion from the comfort of your home! RSVP below to receive the Zoom link. Dr. Barbara Doll is a licensed professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in ecological restoration.…

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November 2020

Bidding for Clean Water: Sound Rivers Fall Silent Auction

November 9 - December 1

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2020 AUCTION AND START BIDDING! How to bid: Click on the button above to be taken to our auction page, run by Auctria Scroll down to view items To bid, you must be registered using this form on the auction page - only your name and email (and a password of your choosing) are required to set up an account. (You can put a credit card on file if you wish but please note this…

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Tell Me About It Tuesdays: Regenerative Agriculture

November 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sound Rivers’ monthly virtual science series continues on November 10th, hosted by your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr. He'll be talking about regenerative agriculture - what is it, how does it help, and what is a "soil carbon cowboy?" And you can join the discussion from the comfort of your home! RSVP below or email info@soundrivers.org to receive the Zoom link. Special Guest Dr. Lori J. Unruh Snyder, Associate Professor, NC State University, will be joining Matthew to discuss her focus…

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Tour de Tar Recap Zoom Event

November 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper and Environmental Projects Coordinator for a fun Zoom event highlighting their epic adventure in October - journeying 165 miles down the Tar River on their kayaks. They have so much to show you that didn't make it to Facebook or our website, and they will also answer questions about their journey, their work, and more! Hope you can join us for an excellent Zoom to follow up an excellent adventure! RSVP Below To Get The Zoom…

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