Tell NC to restore wetlands protections!

ACTION ALERT, Action Alerts, Education, Flooding, Neuse River Watershed, Sound Rivers, Tar-Pamlico Watershed, Water Quality, Wetlands

Posted on April 19th, 2024

A riverine wetland in Croatan National Forest.

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court rolled back critical protection for wetlands, then the North Carolina General Assembly followed suit by voting to define N.C.’s wetlands as they’re defined at the federal level. This has grave implications for many of our communities along the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse rivers.

It was bad news for our wetlands, all around, because it means many wetlands (and intermittent streams) no longer have protection against those who want to fill them in or pave them over. More development in wet places equals more flooding, especially downstream.

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly need to hear from their constituents:  restoring protections for wetlands will prevent flooding, improve our water quality, and protect not only wildlife, but people. 

Use our Action Alert here — we’ve already written the email; all you have to do is plug in your address and add any comments you want and your email will automatically send to your representative and senator in the North Carolina General Assembly!

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