Duke Wetland Center Claims $1.5 Million Grant

June 11, 2004

The Duke University Wetland Center has received $1.5 million in grants and in-kind gifts to transform a heavily eroded, silt-clogged stretch of Durham's Sandy Creek into an eight-acre restored wetland and flood plain.

The project, which will take four to six months to complete, is designed to help protect the Triangle's drinking water supply and control stormwater runoff.

Project sponsors include the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the North Carolina Wetland Restoration Program, Duke Forest, Duke's Facilities Management Department and the Wetland Center.

The Wetland Center is part of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University.

Source: Duke University