The Clean Water Education Partnership (CWEP) is a cooperative effort between local governments, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations to protect water quality in the Tar-Pamlico, Neuse, and Cape Fear River Basins.
CWEP helps public entities communicate the important fact that clean water is vital for healthy ecosystems and a high quality of life for area residents.
CWEP is governed by a Steering Committee that is composed of representatives from each partner jurisdiction or agency. Subcommittees work on various public outreach and education activities.
As of FY 2007, there are 30 local government partners in CWEP. Together, these organizations provide all of the regular, ongoing funding support for the program. EPA's and DWQ's Section 319 grant program generously provides occasional supplemental funding for specific initiatives.
Local Government Partners
Local governments perform the most important function of CWEP: interacting with the public. CWEP helps local governments develop educational and outreach materials to cooperatively achieve more than they could individually.
Visit local governments’ websites (listed below) to learn more about how they protect water quality in their area. Because everyone lives downstream of someone else, everyone should take action to protect water quality!
- Chapel Hill
- Holly Springs
- Hope Mills
- New Bern
- Rocky Mount
- Spring Lake
- Wake Forest
State Agency Partners
- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources provides outreach support and educational materials to CWEP.
- NC DENR Nonpoint Source Management Program
- NC DENR Office of Environmental Education
Non-Profit Organization Partners
Triangle J Council of Governments helped Project Partners establish the CWEP program in 2001. TJCOG continues to provide management and technical support services for the program.
For a list of agencies across the nation who have assisted CWEP by providing permission to use their media materials (photographs, public service announcements, etc.), click HERE.
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