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April 2019

Annual Meeting and BBQ

April 27 @ 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Uptown Brewing Company, 418 Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27858
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Last year's volunteer of the year awardee Marcos Siler with Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt Please join us at Uptown Brewing Company in Greenville for our member annual meeting. This is free and open to the public. Your Riverkeepers and Executive Director will give you an update on your waterways, Sound Rivers’ successes this past year and present Volunteer Awards to individuals and businesses in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins! Sound Rivers Board Member, Jim Kellenberger will be preparing…

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May 2019

Spring Neuse River Cleanup

May 4 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lawson Creek Park, 1309 Country Club Rd
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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Join us in New Bern on Saturday May 4th to kick off Spring with a river cleanup! Plan to arrive at Lawson Creek Park and meet at picnic pavilion around 9:30am in order to be on the water by 10am. Bags, grabbers, and gloves will be provided. Bring your own kayak if you have one! Sound River's kayaks will also be free to use, but we have limited available. Reserve a Sound Rivers kayak by using the form here.

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2019 Kids River Fest Greenville

May 18 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road
Greenville, NC 27834 United States

Our popular Kids’ River Fest returns to Greenville River Park North. Dedicated to protecting the Neuse and  Tar-Pamlico Rivers, Sound River hosts Kids’ Fest as an opportunity to explore and play in your watershed. Connect with your family and take a time to appreciate the Neuse and Tar Rivers. Kids’ River Fest in Greenville Sound Rivers invites your family to explore River Park North at our second annual Kids’ River Fest in Greenville, on Saturday May 18th.  Kids River Fest…

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Washington Swim Guide Volunteer Training

May 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you are interested in participating in our 2019 Swim Guide Program, please attend our volunteer training event. Volunteers will help collect water samples throughout the summer in the Tar-Pamlico between Greenville and Belhaven that will be analyzed for fecal bacteria levels and provide that information to the public through text alerts, smartphone apps, social media, and through our website.   Volunteers will receive all materials needed to collect weekly water samples as well as training on proper collection methods.…

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New Bern Swim Guide Volunteer Training

May 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you are interested in participating in our 2019 Swim Guide Program as a citizen scientist, please attend our volunteer training event. Volunteers will receive all materials needed to collect weekly water samples as well as training on proper collection methods. Training will be held at 7 pm at the Sound Rivers office in New Bern at 2207 Trent Rd. If you would like to volunteer, but are unable to attend the training, please email: lowerneuserk@soundrivers.org.

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Raleigh Swim Guide Volunteer Training

May 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Falls of Neuse Canoe Launch Parking Lot, 12101 Old Falls of Neuse Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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If you are interested in participating in our 2019 Swim Guide Program as a citizen scientist, please attend our volunteer training event. Volunteers will receive all materials needed to collect weekly water samples as well as training on proper collection methods. Training will be held at 7 pm at Falls of Neuse Canoe Launch Parking Lot (please note this location can sometimes confuse Google Maps or GPS - coordinates may help: 35.9391673, -78.5755595) If you would like to volunteer, but…

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June 2019

Screening of “New Trouble on the Neuse”

June 26 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
New Village Brewery & Taproom, 702 Broad St
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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Join your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper at The New Village Brewery & Taproom for an evening screening of WRAL reporter Bill Leslie's recent documentary on issues facing the Neuse River. From WRAL: "After pollution paralyzed the Neuse River in 1990, the state legislature came up with a bi-partisan plan to combat river pollution following a WRAL documentary. Almost 30 years later, we look at how that river rescue plan was blown off track by three things: a massive hurricane, a political…

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July 2019

Rocky Mount Tar River Cleanup

July 13 @ 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Rocky Mount Mills, 1147 Falls Rd
Rocky Mount, NC 27804 United States
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Update: We've had a fantastic RSVP response - so much so that lunches and kayaks are all spoken for! Have your own boat, or want to help with the on-land cleanup and don't need lunch? Feel free to come on out! Mark your calendars, we're partnering with Knee Deep Adventures, Rocky Mount Mills, Koi Pond and Tarrboro Brewing Companies to clean up trash from the Tar River on July 13th! We'll meet at 8:30am at Rocky Mount Mills, and then…

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Bluegrass Festival to Benefit Sound Rivers

July 27 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Point at Glenwood, 1626 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27608 United States
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All proceeds from the Bluegrass Festival will be donated to Sound Rivers to protect our waterways that we all enjoy and love! LIVE Music featuring: Shannon Baker and Sometime Soon – 1 pm – 2:30 pm Old Habits – 3 pm – 5 pm A Bluegrass Festival would not be complete without a Pig Pickin’, Fried Chicken, Cold Brew, or your favorite beverage! A special Thank You to SweetWater Brewing Company for partnering with us to sponsor this event! There…

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August 2019

Loose on the Neuse 2019

August 11 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Dr
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Time to celebrate the upper Neuse River, a source of natural beauty in the midst of urban development in the Triangle!  What better way to do that than picking up trash and then enjoying cold Sweetwater beer at a fantastic after clean-up party? CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! The cleanup will last from 10 AM to noon and then the party starts! Check-in will begin at 9 AM at Anderson Point Park where you can leave your car, and transportation…

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