Catawba Lands Conservancy recently received two grants from programs that are a part of Mecklenburg County’s Soil and Water Conservation District. A $7,500 grant from the Urban Cost Share Program and a $1,935 award from the Council on Locally Invasive Plants and Pests will be used to plant native species and restore the natural vegetative riparian buffer at the Eastover Ridge Preserve.
This 21-acre preserve is located within highly developed Mecklenburg County where the maintenance of riparian buffers are even more critical for filtering pollutants and sediments to help improve our region’s water quality.
This preserve was permanently protected in 1999 and is located in the heart of Charlotte on acres protecting local water quality and wildlife habitat. Mecklenburg County is an important partner to CLC and greatly supports efforts to protect and sustain natural areas.