Tree Planting Time
Planting trees helps water quality.
Late Fall is a great time to plant trees, especially native species near watercourses that help slow stormwater down and filter pollutants before they reach our streams and lakes.
Clean water begins with you and me!
Canoeing in clean water is more fun
An estimated two-thirds of North Carolina’s water pollution is caused by polluted runoff, also called stormwater pollution. This runoff comes from our streets, lawns, and rooftops. It carries dirt, oil, fertilizer, pet waste, and many other pollutants directly to our streams, lakes, and rivers.
Our waterways provide drinking water, recreation, and fish and wildlife habitat. These uses are threatened by the harmful effects of stormwater pollution.
You can help! Explore this website to learn simple things you can do to help protect our water resources.
The Cape Fear River Basin supports 95 different species of fish that support commercial and recreational fishing.
One inch of rain falling on a one-acre parking lot produces 16 times more runoff by volume than the same inch of rain falling on a one-acre meadow.
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