The Clean Water Management Trust Fund is now the North Carolina Land and Water Fund!
The Clean Water Management Trust Fund is now the North Carolina Land and Water Fund (NCLWF). In 2019 the General Assembly voted to rename the Fund because over the years its mission has expanded beyond the original focus on just water quality.
Since its creation in 1996 by the General Assembly, the newly renamed North Carolina Land and Water 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.
PROTECTING OUR LAND RESOURCES
We protect our natural, cultural and historic resources and military buffers through grants to fund voluntary land conservation.Learn more about the types of land we protect
RESTORING DEGRADED STREAMS
We improve water quality and sustain water resources by funding projects to restore the habitat of fish, wildlife and other species, enhance the filtering of runoff and prevent pollutants from entering water supplies.Learn more about how we restore streams
INNOVATIVE STORMWATER SOLUTIONS
We help protect downstream communities from the effects of urban runoff by funding the development of better stormwater treatment technologies.Learn more about innovative stormwater projects