Durham & Wake County Community Conservation Assistance Program

Durham Soil and Water Conservation District, Durham, NC

This project focuses on the implementation of Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) for BMP installation in the Jordan Lake Watershed, specifically in the Upper New Hope Creek sub watersheds.

Counties Impacted:

  • Durham
  • Wake County

Duke Energy grant funds were critical for building momentum for the Durham and Wake SWCD Community Conservation Assistance Programs (CCAP). These grant funds allowed us to work in more watersheds and help many citizens to voluntarily install practices to improve and protect local water quality. Durham and Wake SWCD staff hosted and participated in 13 community events to raise public awareness for this project including HOA meeting presentations, Stream Restoration workshops, Community Tours, and more. 328 citizens attended these events. More than 765 acres in the Jordan Lake watershed were treated by the stormwater BMPs installed through this grant. Using state nutrient and sediment reduction models, we estimate that these projects annually reduce nitrogen loads to Jordan Lake by 92lbs of nitrogen, 7 lbs of phosphorous, and 203 tons of sediment.

-Lisa Marochak, Senior Administrative Officer



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.