Sampson County Cooperative Extension/Soil and Water Conservation District; Friends of Sampson County Waterways; Mid-Carolina Council of Governments; Cape Fear River Assembly; Cape Fear Arch Conservation Collaborative; Town of Newton Grove; Triangle J Council of Governments (consultant)
A Preliminary Findings Report was completed in 2010. EEP and its consultant, Triangle J Council of Governments, along with the N.C. Division of Water Quality are currently completing the watershed assessment, including water-quality and biological monitoring. A watershed management plan and project atlas that includes wetland, stream and riparian buffer restoration, enhancement and protection opportunities, agricultural and stormwater BMPs as well as management and policy recommendations is expected to be completed in 2013.
EEP uses watershed planning to identify the best locations to implement stream, wetland and riparian-buffer restoration. The planning process considers where mitigation is needed and how EEP's mitigation efforts might contribute to the improvement of water and habitat quality in the state.
The N.C. Ecosystem Enhancement Program's mission is to restore and protect North Carolina’s natural resources for future generations while supporting responsible economic development.
EEP utilizes receipts from its programs to restore streams and wetlands where the need is greatest by working with state and local partners, including willing landowners. The N.C. Department of Transportation and other developers voluntarily use EEP to move projects forward in a timely and affordable manner.