Sound Rivers is the new name of the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation following its merger with the Neuse River Foundation on April 1, 2015.
We are a private, nonprofit organization that guards the health and natural beauty of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins. We partner with concerned citizens to monitor, protect, restore and preserve the watersheds covering 23% of North Carolina’s land mass in order to provide clean water to our communities for consumption, recreation, nature preservation and agricultural use.
Our three full-time Riverkeepers® monitor and protect the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins, serving as scientific experts and educational resources to schools and communities in the watershed.
Our MissionTo monitor and protect the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River watersheds covering nearly one quarter of North Carolina, and to preserve the health and beauty of the river basin through environmental justice.
- Monitors, protects and enhances the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse Rivers and watersheds. We support three RIVERKEEPERS®.
- Advocates on behalf of clean water. Performs environmental education and outreach. We also have programs to promote sustainable use of our rivers.
- Provides youth kayaking experiences. We are also building water trails with camping platforms.
- Covers the area from the rolling Piedmont west of Raleigh to the Pamlico Sound.