Sustainably Funding Your Watershed Efforts

In 2017, the NC Watershed Stewardship Network offered daylong workshops titled “Sustainably Funding your Watershed Efforts”.  Participants learned about and discussed strategies for obtaining funds and leveraging resources to support watershed protection and restoration efforts. Participants also learned about public and private sources of funding through “lightning round” presentations by funding organizations, heard local watershed groups’ successful strategies, learned grant-writing tips, and considered how to apply strategies in their own watershed efforts.

Thank you to all workshop planners and speakers.

The workshop was offered in three locations:

Catawba County Agricultural Resources Center, Newton, NC – Agenda
Mount Olive University, New Bern, NC – Agenda
City of Fayetteville Public Works Commission, Fayetteville, NC – Agenda


The NCWSN Training and Education work group compiled funding opportunities relevant to NC water stewards.

Basic tips for grant writing are represented by graphics in this PDF

Local Case Studies

Watershed Planner’s Resource Guide

This page includes a comprehensive guide to creating and implementing a watershed plan.

Watershed Management Workshop Resources

This page includes a suite of information that was compiled for participants of a two-day NCSWN workshop.

Other Watershed Resources

This page includes additional resources not addressed on the other resource pages.