The various techniques mimic the natural hydrology of the land by capturing stormwater and directing it to soak into the ground. Other techniques collect the rain, so the water can be re-used.
"We are showing simple and cost-effective ways to reduce stormwater," said NC Coastal Federation Deputy Director Lauren Kolodij. "Our goal is to reduce swimming advisories and have waters healthy for shellfish. This is a great example of the impact people can have when they partner toward a community goal."
The organization hosted a tour of these current and recently completed projects on Thursday:
"We had about 50 participants to join us," said Kolodij. "We've recently partnered with Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, the NC National Estuarine Research Reserve, UNCW, NC Department of Transportation, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, NC Attorney Generals Environmental Enhancement Grant Program, New Hanover Soil and Water Conservation District, Withers & Ravenel and Coastal Stormwater Solutions to install a series of projects to reduce polluted stormwater runoff from entering Bradley and Hewletts Creeks."
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