New Statewide Water Quality Initiative

Recently, New River Conservancy was awarded a two year grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to support a statewide Citizen Science water quality monitoring project. The project will lead to a more engaged, informed, and involved citizenry regarding water quality issues. NC Watershed Stewardship is one of 9 other organizations that will be working with New River Conservancy to develop statewide standards and a core data model.  The partners will also develop a database and web portal that will accept, … read more

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RENA and the power of community

Everyone deserves clean drinking water – Veronica Bitting We were excited to recently partner with Veronica Bitting of the SE Rural Communities Assistance Project and David Caldwell of the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) to present a case study on RENA’s work at our recent Steering Committee meeting. David is a lifelong resident of the Rogers- Eubanks Neighborhood, an African American community founded by freed slaves in the 1780’s. The community is in Orange County, in between Carrboro and Chapel Hill. David … read more

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Friends of Bolin Creek is building community while building rain gardens

Are you looking for a fun community building activity to help your watershed? Friends of Bolin Creek (FOBC), a small nonprofit in Orange County, NC, brought together homeowners in a neighborhood along Bolin Creek to build rain gardens. In a three -part workshop series, neighbors learned how to design a rain garden for their yard, and then worked together getting hands on experience building one in the host’s yard.

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