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 $5,000.00 Academy Capacity Grants 2016 Cohort
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2016 $5,000.00 Program development - Education
Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation Inc 2016 $15,450.00 Fund drive
H.J.B. Foundation 2016 $1,000.00 General support
Martha & William Murray Foundation 2016 $1,000.00 General support
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2016 $1,000.00
Robert L., II & Carol J. Mattocks Charitable Trust 2016 $200.00 Preservation of river
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $60,000.00 For general operating support
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2015 $5,000.00 Program development - Education
Clay Foundation-East 2015 $1,000.00
Clay Foundation-East 2015 $1,000.00
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2015 $1,000.00
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2015 $2,500.00 For office equipment
Robert L., II & Carol J. Mattocks Charitable Trust 2015 $200.00 Preservation of river
Wells Fargo Foundation 2015 $1,000.00 Support of community development education, and human services
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2015 $60,000.00 For general operating support
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2014 $5,000.00 Program development - Education
Clay Foundation-East 2014 $1,000.00
Martha & William Murray Foundation 2014 $1,000.00 General support
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2014 $1,000.00
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2014 $3,000.00 For an outboard motor
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2014 $3,000.00 For office and field equipment
Park Foundation Inc 2014 $25,000.00 Waterkeepers Carolina for general operation support and its water quality testing work
Robert L., II & Carol J. Mattocks Charitable Trust 2014 $300.00 Preservation of river
The KGR Foundation 2014 $1,000.00 Operating support
Wells Fargo Foundation 2014 $2,500.00 Support of community development education, and human services
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $52,500.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $20,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $20,000.00 Merger Integration and New Organization Development project
Clay Foundation-East 2013 $1,000.00
Monsanto Fund 2013 $10,000.00 Program development
Poole Family Foundation, Inc. 2013 $1,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2013 $45,000.00 For Waterkeepers Carolina: In defense of NC's Clean Water Project
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2012 $3,000.00 Program development - Education
Caterpillar Foundation 2012 $5,000.00
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2012 $1,000.00
Palmer Walbridge Foundation 2012 $10,000.00 General operating support
Poole Family Foundation, Inc. 2012 $1,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $1,000.00
Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation Inc 2011 $32,200.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2011 $15,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2011 $60,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2011 $1,600.00 For internship program
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2010 $5,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 $45,000.00 For Operation Medicine Cabinet
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 $35,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 $35,000.00 For general operating support
Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation Inc 2009 $7,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 $14,250.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2009 $35,000.00 For general operating support
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2008 $15,000.00
The Harold H. Bate Foundation, Inc. 2008 $7,500.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2008 $35,000.00 For general operating support
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2007 $15,000.00
Educational Foundation of America 2007 $60,000.00 Program development For Muddy Water Watch Project
Nickolas Bunn Boddie, Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation 2007 $1,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2007 $13,500.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2007 $80,000.00 For Diversity Initiative for Inclusive Watershed Protection
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2006 $3,300.00
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2006 $2,000.00
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2006 $1,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2006 $80,000.00 For Muddy Water Watch Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2006 $20,000.00 For general operating support to protect the Neuse River
C Hamilton Sloan Foundation 2005 $5,000.00
Common Counsel Foundation 2005 $350.00
Educational Foundation of America 2005 $50,000.00 Program development; Continuing support For Junior Riverkeepers, environmental education program for students in eighth grade
The Bancker-Williams Foundation Inc. 2005 $15,000.00
The Ettinger Foundation, Inc. 2005 $3,000.00 For general support
The Harold H. Bate Foundation, Inc. 2005 $7,500.00
The Prentice Foundation Inc 2005 $2,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2005 $35,000.00 For general operating support to protect the Neuse River
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2005 $30,000.00 For general operating support to protect the Neuse River
Educational Foundation of America 2004 $50,000.00 For Junior Riverkeepers
Hillsdale Fund Inc 2004 $5,000.00
M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation 2004 $100.00
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2004 $3,900.00
Park Foundation Inc 2004 $5,000.00 Program development For River Protection Program
Park Foundation Inc 2004 $5,000.00 Program development For River Protection Program
Triangle Community Foundation 2004 $250.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2004 $35,000.00 To expandeducation and outreach programs
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. 2003 $5,800.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 $40,000.00 For Upper and Lower Neuse Riverkeeper programs
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 $15,000.00 For general operating support

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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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