Friends of Wake Soil and Water Conservation District

Helping Protect the Natural Resources of Wake County, NC

Category: what does the district do

What does the District do?

protects our water is one answer. 

helps farmers maximize their resources is another.

the Walkabout Farm Vermicompost Project

Result:

The farm’s horse manure pile was reduced by converting barn waste to a resource, minimizing nutrient runoff and improving water quality in Middle Creek in the Neuse River Basin.

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Wake SWCD helps Timber Drive Elementary in Garner with Stormwater runoff

Stormwater runoff is the biggest water quality problem facing the waterways of the United States.  The Wake SWCD is working to protect Wake County’s land and water.

From the Garner-Cleveland Record and and News and Observer:

http://www.garnercleveland.com/2012/05/22/11289/school-tackles-environmental-threat.html

Tuesday, May. 22, 2012

School tackles environmental threat: $5,000 grant from Wake SWCD helps pay for stormwater project

By Sarah Nagem – snagem@newsobserver.com

GARNER When it rained, water rolled off the roof of Timber Drive Elementary School and washed over a small playground behind the building. Years of erosion killed the grass, leaving hard dirt as a play surface for kids.

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