North Carolina Land and Water Fund

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Since its creation in 1996 by the General Assembly, the North Carolina Land and Water Fund (formerly known as the Clean Water Management Trust Fund) has conserved well over one-half million acres and protected or restored 3,000 miles of streams and rivers. 

“The N.C. Land and Water Fund is critical to protecting and enhancing the health and quality of life for all North Carolinians and conserving the streams and open spaces that draw nearly 50 million visitors each year,” said Susi Hamilton, secretary of the N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. “The fund’s work is so important to the long-term economic viability of our beautiful state.” 

“If you have hunted, fished, boated, hiked, biked, or visited a State Historic Site or state park, you have likely been on land or water protected by the N.C. Land and Water Fund,” stated Greer Cawood, board chair. 

We have protected North Carolina's natural and cultural resources for nearly 25 years under our old name and look forward to another 25 under our new name. 

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