Since April 2014:



Project of the Year, National Association of RC&D Councils, 2016

Award of Excellence, North Carolina Source Water Protection, 2016

Outstanding Project, North Carolina RC&D Association, 2015

Outstanding Project,Southeastern RC&D Association, 2015

Landowner Assistance, Water Quality Improvements:

  • 5 septic repairs and innovations completed to prevent overflow into waterways, >$100,000 in project costs
  • >15 cost share contracts for BMP installations to reduce nutrient and fecal loads
    • 4,774 sq feet heavy use area installed
    • 763 ft access road installed
    • 7 watering facilities installed
    • 1 Agrochemical handling facility

Addressing Litter:

  • 830 TVs recycled for Madison County Landfill
  • > 24,000 lbs of trash cleaned up from dumping sites in and along the waterways
    • >175 tires removed

Education & Outreach:

  • 200 8th Graders participated in Kids in the Creek at Madison Middle School
  • 30 participants at Shade Your Stream Workshop
  • ~1800 students for other water quality education programs, including Conservation Field Days
  • 6 DOT road signs installed for water supply area spill response

(last updated 9/2017)