Our Waters, Our Communities, A Plan for Public Access

North Carolina Coastal Land Trust , Wilmington, NC

North Carolina Coastal Land Trust used a grant from the Water Resources Fund to transform two of its properties, each ideally suited to connect children to nature, into safe, user-friendly nature preserves. We built trails, interpretive kiosks, planted a pollinator garden, repaired a dock and a wilderness campsite (new screens, doors and roofing), removed debris, and installed picnic tables, benches and trash receptacles.

Counties Impacted:

  • Onslow
  • Carteret

​With support from the Water Resources Fund, there are two new places for children to enjoy and learn about nature, to get outdoors and unplugged, and to walk and hike. The Everett Creek Preserve, located across the street from an elementary school, features a Pollinator Garden that the school children helped plant and maintain. We are thrilled with the educational opportunities now in place at these two nature preserves

- Camilla Herlevich, Executive Director



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.