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Hillsborough residents take part in a bioswale planting workshop. (Source: Town of Hillsborough)

Hillsborough partnership builds street-side bioswales to manage stormwater runoff

Published: March 1, 2024

In an innovative project to revitalize a diverse and historically underserved neighborhood, Piedmont Conservation Council, the Town of Hillsborough and several partners worked with the community to install green stormwater infrastructure to reduce recurrent street flooding and water quality issues as part of a project to rehabilitate 22 homes for low-income housing.

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Steering Committee members for the Hoke Community Forest gather after a successful Longleaf seedling planting event. (Source: Janell Wheler)

Hoke Community Forest institutes a prescribed burn program

Published: March 1, 2024

Hoke County initiated a regular prescribed burn program on a tract of land dedicated to conservation, forestry and recreation.

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Person riding a bike through Ft. Sumter - Marion National Forest. (Source: USDA, FS)

Incorporating climate change into a new forest management plan

Last Updated: April 24, 2024

Managers of a national forest in South Carolina used a U.S. Forest Service web tool to integrate climate change into their forest plan update. Using climate projections and peer-reviewed literature from the tool, the team developed a three-phase plan to address sea level rise, wildfires and encroachment of invasive species.

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Aerial view of North Wastewater Treatment Plant prior to decommissioning. SOURCE: US-EDA.

Iowa City closes vulnerable wastewater treatment facility

Last Updated: April 9, 2024

The 2008 Iowa River floods inundated a major wastewater treatment plant located along the river. Iowa City responded by decommissioning the facility and expanding service at a location outside the floodplain.

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Youth at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh work together to build a model climate resilient city. (Source: Elise Mahon/UNC Office of Research Communications)

Local partners empower youth action for climate resilience

Published: March 1, 2024

A university partnered with a local museum to establish a participatory learning program for high school students. The 10-month program engages a diverse group of rural and urban youth in the development of local climate solutions. Sessions include a focus on environmental health.

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