Protecting the Carolinas' Waterways

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Protecting the Carolinas' Waterways

Duke Energy is proud to support the countless water stewards in our communities who are implementing innovative projects that protect our natural resources. In 2014, we established the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million, multiyear commitment to leave a lasting impact on our region’s waterways by expanding nonprofit partnerships and enhancing the environments where families live, play and work. Since the Fund’s inception, Duke Energy has supported 73 projects in the Carolinas and Virginia with more than $6 million in grants. These projects have improved water quality, quantity and conservation, enhanced habitats, expanded public use and access and educated community members about their role in protecting water resources. We encourage you to learn more about our local communities’ efforts to protect and restore our waterways and how you can support their efforts.

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Carolinas' Waterways to Benefit from More than $900,000 in Grants from Duke Energy
Funded projects to span 42 counties across North Carolina, South Carolina Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10 million multiyear commitment to protect, improve environment
Feb 26, 2018 2:00 PM ET
Duke Energy, YMCA of Greenville Team Up to Build Outdoor Classroom
As one of Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund recipients, the Greenville YMCA is working to improve access to the Reedy River with outdoor classrooms and science stations. Together, we’re creating better recreational and educational facilities for local families. Counties Impacted: Greenville County ​Thanks to the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund,...
Nov 8, 2017 12:10 PM ET
Duke Energy, Watershed Ecology Center Team Up to Bring Adopt-a-Stream to Spartanburg County
As one of Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund recipients, Watershed Ecology Center developed the Adopt-a-Stream program for Spartanburg County, and is working with local volunteers and students who have become certified water quality monitors. Thanks to their efforts, Spartanburg County can now monitor and address water quality issues more quickly.  The funding for AAS for...
Nov 6, 2017 11:15 AM ET
Wonders of Water and Wildlife Offers Hands-On Conservation Opportunities for Girls
As one of Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund recipients, the Hornet’s Nest Council  brought the Wonders of Water and Wildlife (WoWW) program to its campus in Iredell County, which serves the surrounding eight counties. The program is developing tomorrow’s leaders in water conservation by teaching girls how to improve water quality and...
Oct 26, 2017 11:00 AM ET
How Wetlands Improve Water Quality on University of North Carolina at Greensboro Campus
We’re proud to support the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and its commitment to clean water. As one of our Water Resources Fund recipients, UNC-G constructed two wetlands on its campus. These wetlands are improving local water quality while providing opportunities for research and education of tomorrow’s leading water conservationists. ...
Oct 24, 2017 1:00 PM ET