Sound Rivers (formerly Neuse Riverkeepers & Pamlico-Tar River Foundations)

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Sound Rivers

 

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On April 1, 2015 the Neuse River Foundation and the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation merged and formed Sound Rivers.

Both groups were formed in the 1980’s with similar missions – to protect and promote the rivers. Over the years and with the financial backing of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the groups branched out from being focused on the the rivers’ water quality to full-fledged environmental activist groups with expanded mission statements and focus issues such as:

  1. Opposition to fracking
  2. Joining Coal Ash litigation along with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)
  3. PCB clean-up (2009 entry)
  4. A 2012 fish kill attributed to “a fungus-like pathogen of wild and cultured fish around the world”

Both groups are targeting the hog and chicken industries in eastern North Carolina. They are working to put family farmers out of business through lawsuits and by lobbying for regulations that small farmers will not be afford to abide.

The Neuse River Foundation was a member of the North Carolina Environmental Partnership. The shell group that was used by the SELC and the Natural Resources Defense Council in the political campaign to defeat Republican legislators in 2014.

 

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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Harrison Marks Executive Director Current
Heather Jacobs Deck Deputy Director of Sound Rivers, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Current
Matt Butler Environmental Projects Manager Current
Matthew Starr Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Current
Travis Graves Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Current

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation 2017 5000 Academy Capacity Grants 2016 Cohort
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2016 5000 Program development - Education
Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation Inc 2016 15450 Fund drive
H.J.B. Foundation 2016 1000 General support
Martha & William Murray Foundation 2016 1000 General support
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2016 1000
Robert L., II & Carol J. Mattocks Charitable Trust 2016 200 Preservation of river
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 60000 For general operating support
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2015 5000 Program development - Education
Clay Foundation-East 2015 1000
Clay Foundation-East 2015 1000
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2015 1000
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2015 2500 For office equipment
Robert L., II & Carol J. Mattocks Charitable Trust 2015 200 Preservation of river
Wells Fargo Foundation 2015 1000 Support of community development education, and human services
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2015 60000 For general operating support
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2014 5000 Program development - Education
Clay Foundation-East 2014 1000
Martha & William Murray Foundation 2014 1000 General support
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2014 1000
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2014 3000 For an outboard motor
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2014 3000 For office and field equipment
Park Foundation Inc 2014 25000 Waterkeepers Carolina for general operation support and its water quality testing work
Robert L., II & Carol J. Mattocks Charitable Trust 2014 300 Preservation of river
The KGR Foundation 2014 1000 Operating support
Wells Fargo Foundation 2014 2500 Support of community development education, and human services
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 52500 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 20000 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 20000 Merger Integration and New Organization Development project
Clay Foundation-East 2013 1000
Monsanto Fund 2013 10000 Program development
Poole Family Foundation, Inc. 2013 1000
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2013 45000 For Waterkeepers Carolina: In defense of NC's Clean Water Project
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2012 3000 Program development - Education
Caterpillar Foundation 2012 5000
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2012 1000
Palmer Walbridge Foundation 2012 10000 General operating support
Poole Family Foundation, Inc. 2012 1000
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 1000
Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation Inc 2011 32200
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 15000
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2011 60000 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2011 1600 For internship program
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2010 5000
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 45000 For Operation Medicine Cabinet
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 35000 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 35000 For general operating support
Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation Inc 2009 7000
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 14250
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2009 35000 For general operating support
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2008 15000
The Harold H. Bate Foundation, Inc. 2008 7500
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2008 35000 For general operating support
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2007 15000
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2007 1000
The Educational Foundation of America 2007 60000 Program development For Muddy Water Watch Project
Triangle Community Foundation 2007 13500
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2007 80000 For Diversity Initiative for Inclusive Watershed Protection
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2006 3300
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2006 2000
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2006 1000
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2006 80000 For Muddy Water Watch Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2006 20000 For general operating support to protect the Neuse River
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2005 5000
Common Counsel Foundation 2005 350
The Bancker-Williams Foundation Inc. 2005 15000
The Educational Foundation of America 2005 50000 Program development; Continuing support For Junior Riverkeepers, environmental education program for students in eighth grade
The Ettinger Foundation, Inc. 2005 3000 For general support
The Harold H. Bate Foundation, Inc. 2005 7500
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2005 2000
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2005 35000 For general operating support to protect the Neuse River
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2005 30000 For general operating support to protect the Neuse River
Hillsdale Fund Inc 2004 5000
M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation 2004 100
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2004 3900
Park Foundation Inc 2004 5000 Program development For River Protection Program
Park Foundation Inc 2004 5000 Program development For River Protection Program
The Educational Foundation of America 2004 50000 For Junior Riverkeepers
Triangle Community Foundation 2004 250
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2004 35000 To expandeducation and outreach programs
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2003 5800
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 40000 For Upper and Lower Neuse Riverkeeper programs
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 15000 For general operating support

Issues:

Networks:

Address 1:
2207 Trent Blvd

Address 2:
19 West Hargett St., Ste 208 Raleigh

City:
New Bern

State:
NC

Zip:
28562

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