The temporary shellfish closures and swimming advisories cover from Dare County to the South Carolina line and are due to heavy rainfall and resultant polluted runoff associated with Tropical Storm Idalia.
A total of $223 million in water and wastewater infrastructure funding is being awarded to 60 projects in 40 counties.
Attorney General Josh Stein met Monday with North Carolina Coastal Federation members in Pine Knoll Shores to learn more about the work being done to maintain a living shoreline and manage stormwater runoff in the community.
Officials with the N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program said the stormwater was being pumped to minimize flood damage and to ensure roads are accessible by emergency vehicles.
The Environmental Management Commission is to consider a resolution asking decisionmakers to provide more funding for landowner cost-share programs that reduce pollution entering coastal estuaries.
The deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 30 for towns and counties to apply for a new state-run program that offers funding opportunities for stormwater management projects.
The State Water Infrastructure Authority is to hear during its July 13-14 meeting feedback on a plan to use ARPA funding for stormwater projects.
The Golden LEAF Foundation grant to go toward feasibility study of South Shore Drive, part of N.C. 50 on Topsail Island.
Learn where the water goes when it goes down a storm drain and what pollutants it might be carrying during this New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District workshop.
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is asking for public comment on a proposed plan to administer American Rescue Plan Act’s money for stormwater projects.
Devices that catch litter in storm drains and small creeks are being put in place in a growing effort to lower the amount of plastics and microplastics getting into waterways and the ocean.
Grants from Section 319 of the Clean Water Act are now available for communities to address pollution from stormwater and flooding.
DEQ’s Division of Mitigation Services is looking for input on developing a framework and tools to help reduce flood risk and make communities more resilient.
Cape Fear River Watch’s 80% Project is employing traps in a handful of stormwater drains in Wilmington and Leland to reduce the amount of litter that reaches the river and, ultimately, the ocean.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is accepting comments on a proposed plan to fund drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
The online course is to help coastal managers and planners plan and implement green infrastructure projects to reduce impacts of coastal hazards in their community.