Implementation of best management practice for stormwater entering Black Creek

This project aims to reduce the pollution load entering Black Creek from a 300-acre urban watershed while restoring site ecologies and implementing a regenerative stormwater conveyance (RSC) system.
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“A core goal of Kalmia Gardens is to protect and preserve habitat. This project will not only restore a native ecological community, but will also help protect Black Creek from urban runoff. It will aid the Gardens in another of its goals, which is to be a leader in environmental education. This project will become part of our outdoor classroom, and we will educate students and the public about urban watersheds and the perils that threaten them, while offering sustainable solutions to these problems.

-Dan Hill, Assistant Director Kalmia Gardens of Coker College



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.