Evans Easement Project on the Black River

The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter

The project establishes a conservation model for private landowners along the upper Black River through the purchase of a conservation easement over 89 acres of floodplain forest and riparian buffer along this beautiful and outstanding river.

Counties Impacted:

  • Sampson
  • Bladen
  • Pender

Vaughn’s Creek in The Nature Conservancy’s Blue Wall Preserve provides clean, clear drinking water to Landrum, South Carolina. That high-quality water is threated by two aging dams and an eroding, historic logging road that – if not addressed – could pollute the creek with sediment and runoff.  This grant from Duke Energy Water Resources Fund will allow the Conservancy to assess the dams for either repair or removal, as well as to repair the road, keeping Landrum’s drinking water clean.”

-- Mark Robertson, state director for The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina



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.