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From the challenges of water management for the textile industry to Ducks Unlimited conserving over 100,000 acres of wetlands, water resources play an important role in community well-being. That’s why it’s important news, reported over at the Voter Update, that the state is granting nearly $1m to water resources projects.

Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced nearly $1 million in grants for 10 projects in North Carolina towns and counties to restore streams, reduce erosion and study future water supplies. The N.C. Division of Water Resources awarded $966,177 for the Water Resources Development Project Grant Program with funds allocated by the N.C. General Assembly. “These grants will further our goal of improving the quality of life and our environment for all North Carolinians,” McCrory said.

Grant winners include projects to stabilize eroding stream banks, as well as construction of stormwater wetlands and greenways. The full list of grantees are posted in the Voter Update article.