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Riparian buffers along streams filter out large amounts of pollution before it reaches streams. Many Neuse River Basin landowners are protesting a temporary rule requiring them to have 50-foot buffers along streams. Champion International Corp., however, voluntarily is leaving 200-foot buffers on thirty-two miles of Upper Tar River Basin streams. The corporation is asking landowners to do likewise.
Organizations interested in becoming better caretakers to North Carolina’s 1700 watersheds created the North Carolina Watershed Stewardship Network. In addition to workshops, the Network has engaged in initiatives such as obtaining feedback from communities about research, education, and training support needed to resolve water-resource issues. Also affirming the Network’s necessity was water-related stories shared by the North Carolina Sea Grant staff and friends, told in words and photos.