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“Clean Water fund faces tenuous finances” – Article from the Charlotte Observer

Here’s a great article, “Clean Water fund faces tenuous finances,” from the Charlotte Observer’s Bruce Henderson on budget concerns regarding the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund.

Among others, Catawba Lands Conservancy Executive Director Tom Okel is quoted regarding the need for and importance of this funding that protects and cleans our local waterways, and saves land for wildlife and trails.

The N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund Board recently awarded CLC, lead agency for The Carolina Thread Trail, $482,367 to fund trail projects along our region’s conservation corridors. Funding will go towards building trails for The Thread. This state fund helps finance projects that protect and restore surface water quality, including restoration of degraded waters and protection and enhancement of high quality waters.

The article was published in the Charlotte Observer on Dec. 31, 2012: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/12/31/3755502/clean-water-fund-faces-tenuous.html#storylink=misearch

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