Land serves as a filter for water that flows into streams and rivers and then into our faucets. Conserving farms and forests prevents development that would generate pollutants that enter into or harm our streams and empty into our watersheds, river basins and headwaters. That means people have clean water downstream to drink, play in, work with.
The Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative is a program and partnership dedicated to keeping Raleigh’s water clean by protecting the Upper Neuse River Basin.
The Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative (the Initiative) is a program and partnership dedicated to keeping Raleigh’s water clean by protecting the Upper Neuse River Basin. Through the Initiative, there are programs in place to protect Raleigh’s environmental health and water quality as the area grows.
The Initiative brings together landowners, conservation organizations, and local and state government programs in the Upper Neuse River Basin. With funding from City of Raleigh water ratepayers, nonprofit partners work with landowners, local governments and the public to review land conservation options and acquire key tracts of land through voluntary purchase, donations of land or conservation agreements.
Stay in the loop about keeping water clean for the Triangle. Sign up to get updates and alerts on conservation efforts that protect your water quality and provide drinking water. By joining this email list, you’ll receive updates from the Upstream Matters campaign and Initiative nonprofit partners.
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