Division of Soil and Water Conservation

Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program or StRAP projects aim to reduce flooding by removing debris, downed trees and other materials from streams. Projects continue statewide and applications are being accepted through Feb. 9 for 2024 projects.

Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program or StRAP projects aim to reduce flooding by removing debris, downed trees and other materials from streams. Projects continue statewide and applications are being accepted through Feb. 9 for 2024 projects.

Summary: North Carolina has seen its share of flooding following hurricanes and tropical storms. The Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program or StRAP for short aims to reduce flooding by clearing streams of debris, downed trees and other materials that block or...

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Department aid helps restore ponds, protect watersheds

When Hurricane Matthew swept through eastern North Carolina in October of 2016, Russell Thompson’s dream of leaving a good piece of property to his son was put in jeopardy. While most of his land survived the flooding rain without too many issues, the influx of water at his pond broke the dam. For Thompson, it […]

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Department funding helps save N.C. town’s economy

Department funding helps save N.C. town’s economy

Funding from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is helping protect about $12.7 million of property and business in one eastern North Carolina town. That estimate comes from the town of Oriental in Pamlico County. The project is called the Whittaker Pointe Shoreline Restoration Project, and the Department’s portion of funding was […]

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Natalie Woolard named NCDA&CS Employee of the Month

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized Natalie Woolard, an employee in the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, as employee of the month for September 2012 at a recent meeting held in Raleigh. Woolard is the chief of the technical services section and administers the division’s technical programs. She oversees the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, manages […]

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