May 19, 2017

Funding Supports Environmental, Wildlife Programs in Carolinas

Duke Energy makes $10-million, multiyear commitment to local organizations

North, South Carolina receive funding for environmental and wildlife programs

Fourteen organizations spanning 27 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina received more than $1.1 million in new grants from Duke Energy's Water Resources Fund to support environmental and wildlife programs. The fund is a $10 million multiyear commitment from Duke Energy to help local organizations continue to protect and improve the environment, including waterways used year-round across the Carolinas and neighboring states.

"The projects we're investing in now through the Water Resources Fund ensure that future generations will enjoy the benefits of our waterways," said David Fountain, Duke Energy's North Carolina president. "This in one of the many ways we are working to build a better future for our communities."

"We are so excited to receive a grant from Duke Energy's Water Resources Fund for the RADTIP Riparian Restoration Plan," said Stephanie Monson Dahl, director of the strategic development office for the city of Asheville. "These funds will help create a community partnership to further our City Council's 2036 vision, which includes a focus on clean water and quality urban forests."

Duke Energy has awarded more than $6 million in grants to 73 projects in the Carolinas and Virginia since establishing the fund in 2015. Recipients are selected by an independent body that includes five environmental experts and two Duke Energy employees.